set and switch?

HollywoodHens

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 24, 2010
16
0
32
Hollywood, FL
Wondering if anyone has done this or if it will work?

I have a hen that reliably goes broody...Once she sets for a bit can I order chicks and place them underneath her...i have no roosters/ fertilized eggs and ordering chicks seems more economical to get the breeds I want. Also, will she take care of 15 chicks?

Thanks for any thoughts!
 

chicklips

Songster
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
208
1
119
St. Johns, MI
It may work...it may not work. Just depends on the chicken. I have never done it but I have heard people say that it worked, and I have heard people say that the hen rejected the chicks.
 

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