Integrating a single chick into the flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NaomiSarah, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

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    My broody hens hatched some eggs outside today, and I'm planning on giving them my little single chick who is about one week old. The broodies aren't particularly friendly though, so I need hints on how to introduce my single indoor hatch without causing a fight! Anyone have a single hatch they snuck under a broody and convinced her she hatched herself?
     
  2. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

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    Sorry to do this, but bump?
     
  3. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

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    In case anyone was reading this, I tucked little Pip under a mama's wing out there, and she took him in and pecked the poop outta me! I think she likes her new son!!! Hehehehe :) Now just hoping the dear thing is smart enough to stay tucked under there.
     
  4. Bandit

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    My broody's pink plastic easter egg hatched into four little black babies and the broody is now a fierce mom and literally growls if we get too close! Amazing! And the babies definitely know who is the mom.
     
  5. NaomiSarah

    NaomiSarah Chirping

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    Hahahaha that's excellent! Yes, mom and chick are quite happy out there today! He still recognizes me when I approach, but that makes broody mom VERY unhappy! I'll just leave them alone now!
     

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