How soon will I know if foster mom accepts babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gingertemple, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. gingertemple

    gingertemple Just Hatched

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    Hi, I have a gen that will be a first time mom if this works. She's been broody for Just over 3 weeks and we let her sit a bunch of eggs. I just put some 2-3 day chicks under her. She let me put them under her no problem, the last one she pecked at a little bit then settled in. How quickly would I know if she's going to reject them? I don't want to interfere and mess it up. But I don't want to wake up to all dead babies either.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I might be confused???.....Is she still setting the eggs and you added Chicks?......If so ? It is highly possible she will abandon the eggs to raise the Chicks if they don't hatch today.....

    If she is tucking them under herself she has accepted them.....No worries .......;)


    Best of luck......:)


    Cheers!
     
  3. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww i want to see picture
     

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