- May 30, 2021
Our 7 chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery just arrived today (72-ish hours old), and our 1yo Buff Orpington has been broody for 2.5 weeks. I planned on introducing all 7 of the chicks to her tonight in her brood box while she sleeps (slipping them in from behind her so she doesn't see me doing that), but then saw some things online that said sometimes it's better to do batches of 3-5 chicks per night to make it more likely for the hen to accept them as her own. What would y'all recommend? This is the first time our hen has gone broody.