singleton chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noidhndlr, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. noidhndlr

    noidhndlr Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2008
    My chicken adventures came up with only 1 single chick from the incubator. I have a hen that went broody a week after the incubator adventures. Hopefully I will have some chicks from the hen.
    The question is do I borrow a few of the hens chicks to go with the singleton or do I try to put the singleton in with the hen once her eggs hatch?
    If I put in with hen what is the proper procedures to help the singleotn survive?

  2. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2007
    So the singleton chick would be around a week old when the broody hatches out her chicks? You could try slipping him/her under the broody, we have managed that in the past with a 4 day age gap and the broody was happy to adopt another (slightly older) chick...

    Hopefully others will have some more ideas / advice. Good luck with your singleton chick [​IMG]

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