Introducing chick to Hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kellymcvicar, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. kellymcvicar

    kellymcvicar New Egg

    Sep 23, 2014
    Hey everyone
    I have 1 baby naked neck-turken that that I got a few days ago, I was told that my mom Dutch Bantam would take it as she has 4 chicks of her own but when I tried introducing it to her she turned her back at it in disgust, does anyone know any tips of encouraging her to accept it? I have put a brooder up for the chick in the mean time.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    This often works well if the chick is a day or two old and the mama has no other chicks, or else her other chicks just hatched. I suspect these were too old, and I don't think I would try it again,myself.

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