grafting chicks to a broody...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zebserema, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how is it done I have a silkie broody and only 1 is hatching I have 11 chicks that are about 3 days old so how do I graft them PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.... but I slip chicks under a broody in the middle of the night. Really dark nights seem to work best. If she can see what I'm putting under her, the rejection rate is higher.

    Good luck!

    Kathy in Texas
     
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  3. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks the one just hatched what is the best time for grafting about midnight? [​IMG]
     
  4. Smittymcmurray

    Smittymcmurray Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Boy, do I LOVE grafting under my Black Australorps and Dark Cornish from McMurrays because it has always worked! (I should say if it's after about 10 or 11 PM). The only time it was a no go and the mom turned on newbies was during the light and it was brutal. A rescue operation ensued. Maybe the quality of the breed has something to do with it. All I know is that I'll never cull a broody.
     

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