Surrogate Mom?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wistlindixie, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone do this in the incubator or the brooder or both? Just wondering if it keeps them a little quieter. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen strange to the chicks ie - if she didn't hatch them is dangerous to chicks. Once mine are three weeks old I put a roo in with them, he keeps the arguments and scuffles down to zero!
     
  3. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't very clear...I meant a stuffed animal actually.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wouldn't work in the incubator, but I have used little plush toys in the brooder when I had only two, three, or four chicks or ducklings. They love their "binky." It's a great idea.
     

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