Putting chicks under broody

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tnelly13, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. tnelly13

    tnelly13 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2015
    I just got some new chicks today from a breeder my question is i have a maran that went broody. She has been that way about 3 days. She has raised chicks before and was a great mother but last time she was broody about 2 weeks before i gave her chicks. Do you think it would be too soon to give her some only being broody a few days?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Could be, Might work, Might not. Nothing wrong with trying, but a good chance she will attack/kill them. If you try----you will need to give them to her at night and be there when it starts breaking day watching to see what she does. if she tries to peck them----rescue them quickly.

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