still struggling!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepmommy, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    I know this may not be the right place to post this, but I am thinking about hatching eggs. I want a broody so badly so the chicks can integrate easily into the flock. I wanted to get a couple of different breeds than what I have now. My problem is that it just seems like so much work to get a broody hen!! Should I wait until one goes broody, then order, egg watch and stress?? OR should I just get peeps at the store? What is everyone's experience of integrating peeps into an established flock?? PLEASE HELP ME MAKE A GOOD CHOICE!!! :) Thanks a bunch!
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I haven't had any problems intergating. At 8 weeks I put them into a dog kennel in the coop, so they all can see each other. I always do this on my days off. As for getting a hen to be broody, it doesn't work that way. They either are or they aren't.

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