How many foster chicks could a small broody care for?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Beekissed, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I have a smallish gold/red sexlink type hen who has gone broody....3 days before I get 26 day olds. Can I try the old trick of putting the chicks under her, or is this too many to attempt? Anyone ever had a broody take care of that many? Maybe just let her take 10-12 of them?
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:Too many. 10 or so would be sufficient.
    Keep in mind broody is not the same as rearing chicks. She may not take them.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Gotcha! [​IMG]

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