Letting a hen take care of chicks??

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

  1. RockingRooster

    RockingRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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