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

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    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!

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    I have no idea but I would go to the incubation area.
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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