Two week old chicks introduced to broody hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shortlid, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. shortlid

    shortlid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2015
    Derry, NH
    Do you think a broody hen would, accept 2 week old 8 Mixed Bantam chicks?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    That usually works best with chicks that are newly hatched. By two weeks they're used to doing their own thing and won't know to follow the broody hen. The broody hen may also view them as invaders of her own nest and attack them. I wouldn't advise trying it.

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