Possible Serrogate mother hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rssnbabybear, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. rssnbabybear

    rssnbabybear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2016
    I currently have two broody hens who seem like they are going to make it to the end of their enclosure time. The day that I separated them I gave each 3-4 eggs to sit on. That same day I put eggs in my incubator. I was really hoping that when the 'bator babies hatch I could put some of them under the broody hens to raise. Is this possible? Is there a right/wrong way to do it? And how many can each hen handle? They each have 3-4 eggs and when I candled the 'bator eggs, there were 24 growing on time. I know I may not be able to put them all out there with the broodies, but the fewer I have to raise myself, the easier.

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