putting chicks under a brooding hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bouncer, May 5, 2011.

  1. bouncer

    bouncer New Egg

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    Will the average hen accept chicks when she is brooding? If so what is the procedure? I Have 16 New Hampshire Reds 3 that are sort of yellow and it is 2 of them that want to Brood, 6 pullets black ones with white speckles, 4 baby turkeys,2 cats, 1 dog and a milk cow. Thanks for any information
     
  2. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't put the milk cow under her or vice versa.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] Do it at night when they are bit drunk from sleep. They should accept them just fine. Chickens are not cows.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

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  5. Jocasta

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