Tricking broody with chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenwoods, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have a brown leghorn who has been broody for a few weeks and she is a TIGHT TIGHT setter. mean too.

    I really want buff orps,and more black austrolorps.and purebreeds.instead of my hens mutt offspring lol

    i plan on buying some and stuffing them under her at midnight.
    I hope to do it on a friday night so saturday morning i will be able to get there at sunup and make sure she doesnt kill them.

    OH, btw originally i did not want her to set so i take all her eggs and check under her and take the eggs the other hens lay in her she doesnt have any.

    Is there any hope?? Has it been done?? succsesfully?
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    There's a good chance she might try to kill them, or she may just ignore them. But give it a shot, it may just work out.

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