In the Brooder
- Apr 24, 2013
I have a small coop with one hen and 3 babies that she hatched yesterday. I've read about introducing chicks to a broody hen...just wondering if there is any way I could purchase a few more chicks and get her to accept them? Will she "adopt" them along with the three babies she already has? If this does not seem possible, what about rasing chicks indoors in a brooder and trying to get them accepted in a few weeks? I am new to raising chickens, but we would like to have a few more in our flock. Our R.I.R. mother hen is very protective though, so I'm just not sure if this would be possible! Help!