How old to adopt?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenfever, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

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    Can I sneak a two or three day old chick under a broody hen? Do you think she will accept it?
     
  2. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

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    It should be fine i have did it many times. Just do it at night when the mother is settled for the night and make sure the new babie is strong enough to keep up.
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

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    OK thanks, I think I'll give it a try tonight.
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Yep, we have done it several times. We do it at night as well. Hope all works out well for you [​IMG]
     

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