Placing day-olds under a Broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pampered Pets, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Pampered Pets

    Pampered Pets New Egg

    Nov 3, 2016
    Hi guys,
    One of my chickens has gone broody in the last couple of days (eggs are infertile since I don't have a rooster) and I wondering how long do I need to let her sit before I can try putting day olds under her. I recently had a broody that I placed fertile Araucana eggs under but only 2 out of the dozen hatched and there was a messy explosion of a rotten this time I'll try putting day olds under my new broody instead of eggs! The breeder that I bought my fertile eggs from regularly has day olds for sale but would I need to wait the 21days before I get some to put under my broody or can I do it after just a few days of her sitting with the same outcome? Thanks in advance!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] I have never had a hen that did not accept fosters if she had been setting at least two weeks.

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