In the Brooder
- Oct 8, 2015
We have a hen that just went broody. She's not even sitting on any eggs. We don't have a rooster either. We happened to have recently placed an order for 5 new chicks. They are due August 9th. Is it possible to trick the hen by placing a few eggs under her and then replace them with the new chicks when they arrive? Will this make integrating the new chicks to the flock easier? We only have 2 other hens. Our chickens are mostly pets to us that happen to give us eggs. Will having the hen raise the chicks make that more difficult or should we raise by hand? I know it's a lot of questions. Thanks for any help.