using broodie to raise chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mastiffs07, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. mastiffs07

    mastiffs07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sizzle that has been broody for almost 3 weeks. Tomorrow morning I am getting two 4 day old chicks. I plan to use my sizzle to raise them. I am also set up to raise them if I have to. Question is that tomorrow night we have a freeze warning and it will also be in the 20s Sunday night, should I move her inside tonight and give her the chicks tomorrow and keep them inside for the weekend? I live in CT. I have never used a broody to raise them.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would try to give them to her as soon as possible, some hens will kill chicks that aren't hers, so keep an eye on things and make sure she wants them.
     
  3. mastiffs07

    mastiffs07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I put the baby chicks with broody outside in 20 degree temps or put chicks and broody hen in basement?
     
  4. shober

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    I would put them in the basement where you could keep an eye on them!
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would first see if she wants them, if she accepts them it doesn't matter where you put them.
     

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