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putting 3 day chick under broody

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Harpo, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Harpo

    Harpo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2011
    How successful would I be putting a 3 day old lone chick I hatched in an incubator under a broody hen sitting on 4 eggs which I think will hatch in 5 days/
  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    You wont know until you try. My experience has been the hen will quit setting shortly after introducing the chick.
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    I think it will confuse her into thinking that the eggs are no good, and she will just pay attention to the chicks.
    Which is more inportant to you? if you really want those eggs to hatch...
    Or, if that does happen, put the eggs, if she abandons them, in the bator, and retry in 5 days to get the whole family back together.
    Ahhh, peeps!

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