If for some reason the eggs don't hatch that I put under my broody hen can I sneak chicks under her?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazyhenlady, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Crazyhenlady

    Crazyhenlady Songster

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    I bought the eggs from someone of craigslist, if for some reason they don't hatch can I put chicks under her on day 23-25? ..Someone told me you can sneak them in at night. Hopefully I won't have to worry but just want to be prepared.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    This has worked for some people. However, there have been some cases where the hens rejected the chicks.
     
  3. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

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    Yes, Usually the momma hen will care for them.
     
  4. pfmoore17

    pfmoore17 Songster

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
    When the hen does hatch some chicks, you can do that.
    I had a hen that hatched 4 chicks and I snuck 12 more under her over 3 days. She loved it!
     

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