?'s about grafting chicks into a broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sassah001, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Sassah001

    Sassah001 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the best way to graft chicks into a broody? What is the oldest the new chicks can be before she will realize that she was sitting on a golfball for 3 weeks and couldn't have chicks that big? I'm bringing in some silkies and it would be easier to have her take care of them then to follow them around the henhouse for a couple weeks making sure they arent getting pecked.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    The hen will not usually accept outside chicks over a few days old, but you can try it, and watch what happens.
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    My two silkie hens will accept chicks as their own any time whether they're broody or not.
     

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