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

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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