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How many chicks can a hen care for?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rbrink21, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. rbrink21

    rbrink21 In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2008
    I have a broody Black Austrolorp and we want to get her some chicks. She's currently sitting on 12 eggs. The minimum order is 25 chicks. Can she possibly take care of this many or do we need to set up a brooder as well?
  2. Arcane Araucana

    Arcane Araucana In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    Fort Mohave
    I'd set up the brooder - or get a couple of chick nannies!

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