Giving Broody Hen Baby Chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickens2009, May 22, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen and want to let her raise a few chicks that I just hatched in my bator. How do I go about doing this? When is the best time? Day? Night? How? Etc?
     
  2. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do this at night.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I just did it a week or so ago. Slipped them under her after dark using as little light as possible (a weak flashlight pointed away.) Took away the golf balls she was incubating as I placed the chicks. Worked like a charm.
     

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