so do broody hens take care?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davecash, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i placed eggs under a broody hen which werent even her breed, would she still take care of em?
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I hatch several different species of pheasants under broody hens every year.
     
  3. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes indeed, unless the eggs are a different colour perhaps!
    not sure if they can tell the difference in colours and spots.
     
  4. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Hen Carrie has 8 chicks that are 3 weeks old today. None of the eggs were from her. She takes care of them wonderfully. I do not think they know the difference.

    DeeDee
     
  5. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    some broodies even hatch and raise ducklings for the folks here!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  6. karen

    karen Out Of The Brooder

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    Just please be careful when you mix ducks and geese with chickens, turkeys and gamebirds. I had a friend who hatched out turkeys with a duck and some of them followed "mom" into the water and actually drowned before she could separate them.
     

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