Surrogacy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bailey'smama, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. bailey'smama

    bailey'smama Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Maran hen who just hatched one little bitty chick (not hers!).

    Here's my question: if I buy a few other chicks around the same age (2 days) will she accept and brood them all? or should I just raise the new chicks by hand?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I have never done this but I have read about people doing it. From what I have seen, people usually introduce the additonal chicks at dark so there is less fuss. Of course I would hang around for a while and make sure the hen is going to accept the additional chicks. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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