search phrases for adoption of new chick with week olds and mama?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steward, May 31, 2010.

  1. steward

    steward Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2009
    Hi, had a tough time wording subject line [​IMG] I'm looking for search phrases for my problem. I feel sure someone else has done this but not coming up with good search parameters. I had a hen go broody. She hatched 5 of them then quit the rest. I'm pretty sure because of developmental stage differences in the remaining eggs. SO ... now I have a single chick from the leftover eggs that I put in the incubator. What are my chances for mama taking it with the older chicks? Hope this makes sense?? Can anyone reccomend thread topics? Thanks for any advice:)
  2. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

    Apr 30, 2010
    I have no idea but I would go to the incubation area.
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    each hen is different, some will accept a new chick, some wont, if you put the chick with her, stay very close for a good while and if she is accepting towards the chick it may just work but if she pecks it than you need to keep the chick in a brooder

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