How to intro chicks to a flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epeloquin, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    I have eight hens. 3 Rhodies, 3 Barred Rocks,1 Black Minorca and 1 Buff Orp'n. I would like to add a couple/few chicks but none of my hens are broody. I understand that a broody hen can be used to raise chicks. But what if I do not have a hen that is broody? What are the chances that one of the hens will mother the chicks if they were to be introduced? I do not know if this is possible. The 3 Rhodies and the 3 Rocks are 2 years old and have never gone broody. The Orp'n and Minorca I just got a few months ago. The Minorca is maybe a year old and the Orp might be 3.

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