Putting baby chicks with a hen that has chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jockeyeba, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. jockeyeba

    jockeyeba Songster

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    Have a American Game hen that hatched who knows where that showed up with 8 chicks, 2 days before I heard chicks peeping & found 2 chicks at the back of the yard, no mother, have them in box with a light, etc. It's possible they are from the same hen that showed up 3 days later. My question is: can I put them in with her, maybe under her at night?, They look to be the same general age.......
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    How long has it been? How old are they now?

    You can try, yes at night.

    Keep an eye out they are keeping up with the others and she isn't singling them out and pecking them first thing when she brings them out in the morning... Make sure they figured out how to warm up under mama and such. :fl
     
  3. jockeyeba

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    I just put them in with her & the other 8 chicks tonight, it's dark, I'm beginning to think that they are actually her chicks, that something tried to get them in the woods & somehow these 2 made it all the way to our backyard. She showed up 2 days later with 8 chicks, she always hatches 12-14. I'll see if it worked in the morning :fl
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I can't imagine where else they would have come from...glad they all got reunited.
     
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  5. jockeyeba

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    They were all a big happy family the next morning :celebrate
     

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