rescued three week old chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiegigs, May 10, 2011.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    My female orpington has gone broody. She is in the egg box for hours on end. I also have a rescued chick and was wondering if I could put the chick with her since they both need each other. But I need to be advised one way or another. Thank you.
  2. Chickens rock!mysocks

    Chickens rock!mysocks Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2010
    you could defintely try; but at three weeks it might be tough getting your hen to believe the chick is actually its own baby. but put the two together; day or night; and see what happens! i have had the same situation with 4.5 week old chicks and my broody hen didn't accept them.

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