Need someone who "knows" chickens

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

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chirping

    Jul 19, 2013
    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

    Oct 20, 2014
    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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