Please help, putting day olds under broody.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenchick123, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. chickenchick123

    chickenchick123 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    Can you put day old chicks under a hen which has been broody for 10 days? Has anyone done this, what results have you had?

    I don't want the eggs shes sat on to develop any more or hatch out as i don't want any boys! I did put a post in before, but haven't had any replies.

    Please reply :D x
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    10 days is a bit short but can work.
    I put them under the hen at night when they're sitting tight. I then check back about 20 minutes later to make sure any haven't wandered off.

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