Well another mama hen raise another hens baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickadee-23, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandpa gave me 4 newly hatched chicks cause he can't care for them & the mom abandoned them, my hens babys are grown & gone will she accept these baby's? There bantam games & she's an awesome mom! Thanks
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    A hen will foster newly hatched chicks, but she must be broody. If she has not been broody for at least a week beforehand she will ignore or kill them.
     
  3. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for advice I raised them myself :)
     
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