What are the odds of my broody taking in new babies?

Chew593

Songster
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Mar 25, 2008
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I have a broody with 2 chicks that are a week old. I want to pick up 4 more 1 day old chicks from TSC next week. What are the odds of adding the babies to her current brood without mama or the older chicks picking on the babies?
 

HEChicken

Crowing
11 Years
Aug 12, 2009
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BuCo, KS
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My Coop
Honestly, I think it would be risky. The odds of a broody accepting adopted chicks after she has sat for 3 weeks on eggs are quite good. But now that she has her own chicks, she will know the new ones are imposters and I doubt she would adopt them.
 

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