momma hen is a sweetheart.. has 2 chicks can i add two others?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kerriliane, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2010
    Langley, BC, Canada
    my momma hen is lovely. She has 2 one week olds and i want to add 2 one week olds from a friends broody ..what are the chances of heraccepting them?
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I have a Red Star Momma hen that had 2 baby chicks that were around 2 weeks old and she took 2 others also. she is a very good Momma though. Sounds like your is sweet to. I would try to do it at night and stick them under her and she should hopefully take them.

    Good Luck
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I added an ophpan to my mamma and chicks and they are great. the orphan was about a week older than hers.

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