How do you make a unbroody hen addopt chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pokemonshop, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. pokemonshop

    pokemonshop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2011
    I have a chicken that's flying over the fence many many times. We tried everything to stop it but we still aren't able. So we want to kill it. If we get other baby chicks, my old chickens might peck them to death. None of my chickens are broody. Any suggestions to make all of my old chickens accept a baby chick?

    P.S. We are free ranging them and don't want to stop free ranging them
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  2. FarmingForFun

    FarmingForFun Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    Raise them in a brooder.
  3. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2012
    SE Minnesota
    Yes, a brooder. Older chickens will kill chicks.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You cannot make an un-broody hen accept chicks. You simply cannot do it. Even broody hens sometimes don't accept chicks they didn't hatch. And some broody hens don't know how to RAISE chicks, they just want to do the hatching.

    It's hormonal.
  5. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    i have the same problem.....i am just going to build another chickens coop or free range those

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