Putting chicks under a broody question...???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have a hen that just went broody in the last day or so. I also have some chicks that are between a week and two weeks old.

    Can I put the chicks under the broody? Will she accept them so early in her broodiness? Will she accept them at a few weeks old instead of day olds?
  2. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2008
    Santiago de Chile
    No and no. She's been broody for too short time. She has to be broody for at least 12 to 15 days.

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