Having a Broody Hen Adopt Chicks, Then What?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelseyc, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. kelseyc

    kelseyc Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2014
    I have been planning on buying a nice show Cochin chick this spring and have a broody hen raise it. It won't be a problem finding a broody hen they go broody frequently. I have read other post and seen how to place the chick in, but my hutch houses all 4 chickens and 4 Ducks. So my question is Will it be okay to introduce the chick at night with all the other birds in the hutch? OR Should I put the Other girls outside for a couple of nights and let them see the chick and momma through the screening?
    Thanks for all your help!
  2. theawesomechick

    theawesomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your broody takes to the chick, you shouldn't have a problem with the other chickens picking on the mother and chick, however, you may have problems with an overly-protective momma hen hurting the other chickens.

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