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Week old chicks under broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dools, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Dools

    Dools In the Brooder

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    So last night i attempted to switch the 6 eggs my australorp she was sitting on with week old isa/leghorn chicks. Removed her eggs at around 8pm (night) checked her this evening and this is the picture success
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  2. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Songster

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    That is so sweet!! I had thought week old chicks were too old to give to a broody... so glad it worked for you!
     
  3. Dools

    Dools In the Brooder

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    They are closer to 10 day old chicks so yeah i was amazed she accepted them as her own.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    So cute! But yes, you are very lucky that she accepted chicks that old!
     

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