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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by frankie5316, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Songster

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    Is it possible to get a chicken to care for chicks that were hatched in an incubator? if so, how can i do this?
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Sometimes a broody hen will take on chicks she didn't hatch-but even this is rare.
    To get a non-broody hen to start caring for chicks-no I don't believe that's possible.
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

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    I would say only if you have a broody that has ones about the same age. If you do slip them under her at night. If not then I guess you will have to be the broodie, if you try to put babies with a hen that is not broodie, she will pick them and if they can not get away from her, you wont have to worry about raising them.
     

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