Game hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by josh, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a game hen that just hatched out 8 chicks. I have 4 more in the bator. Do you think she can take the other 4 or will it be to many?
     
  2. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet Out Of The Brooder

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    I say she could take the 4 more. When I was younger I remember some of my dads game hens would raise 15 or 16 chicks.. I had a silkie one time that raised 13.
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I would say she can handle that many. Slip them under her at night. She'll probably never know.
     

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