Help with a Broody

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stlcards, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. stlcards

    stlcards Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2013
    I tried putting chicks under a broody tonight without success. I have a GLW bantam that goes broody nearly once every 2 months, so I figured I'd give it a shot and picked up some chicks. I got 3 under her without her going too crazy, but when I placed #4 next to her she abandoned the whole thing. She wasn't just pecking them, it was like she was biting them and picking them up to toss them. They squeaked and tried to take off. She didn't chase them, but they didn't run out of her reach. Not sure if I'll try again tomorrow or not. I have 12 chicks total. Is that too many for 1 bird to raise? Any advice will help, I've never raised with a broody hen.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I ight try 2 or 3 once more,. but 12 even for a large fowl does sound like a bit too many, especially if it is cold where you live.

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