putting chicks under a broody

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steve2495, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    How far along do broodies have to be for u to b able to put live chicks under them? I have some eggs hatching in 2 weeks and i also have egg orders for another week. i was thinking about letting one of my hens go broody and then putting chicks under her when they hatch. is 1 week far enough along? thahk u
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I am sorry, but I don't think you can make your hen go broody if sheis not.
     
  3. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    i have rly broody hens if i leave eggs on the nest they usually go broody
     

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