?give broody chicken day old chicks to raise?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by missychick, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. missychick

    missychick New Egg

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    My hen Lucy has been broody so we got some fertilized eggs from the farmer down the road( we don't have a rooster).
    It is day 23 now and no sigh of chicks. Lucy has done such a great job sitting on her nest I wonder if I could slip in a couple of just hatched chicks ( from the farm store) ?
    I feel bad for her after all the work she has done not to have any results.
    Also, If I take away her eggs will she stop nesting and get back to normal?
     
  2. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd try, but when you do that you just never know what the outcome will be, is there other chickens with her? if so i wouldnt do that, if you do just keep a close eye on them
     

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