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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lrayle, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chirping

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    Can anyone tell me if you have a broody hen and you seperate her from eggs will she accept live chicks
     
  2. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Songster

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    Sometimes ... Sorry, there is not a better answer ...
     
  3. pfields

    pfields Songster

    Yes, I just did that.
     
  4. pfields

    pfields Songster

    Our BA hen has been broody for 3+ weeks. Before our new baby chicks arrived I did some research online and found out she might take them in as her own. So we moved her into a quiet place with 6 fake eggs. First I just took out one egg and slipped in one baby chick and did the same again with another chick when that one was still safe. Later that day I took out another egg and slipped in three more chicks. All was well this morning so I took out the remaining eggs and put in 22 chicks. She is in heaven.
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