Letting a hen take care of chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RockingRooster, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. RockingRooster

    RockingRooster In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2014
    I have 12, two weeks old, baby chicks. 6 New Hampshire Reds, 3 White Leghorns, and 3 Araucanas. I also have 10 older birds out in my coop, in which one of the hens has hatched and raised a batch of chicks before. I was wondering if I could take that hen(which is a very nice hen) and introduce her to the 12 chicks that I have inside and see if she will raise them.

    Any help is welcome.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Probably not. It is unlikely she will accept chicks that old; more likely she will attack them. But nothing is for certain with chickens. If you try it, I would supervise very closely.

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