rescued three week old chick

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

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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