- Mar 11, 2014
I bought 2 less than a week old chicks from the pet store about 2 days ago, and I tried to put them inside the cage of another broody hen, during afternoon hours. The broody hen have about 15-18 day old chicks on that time, and surprisingly, she accepted them as her own chick. However, between 1am to 2 am, when one of the new chick under her, went out to eat and drink, she started pecking it. After that, I took out both of them to put them in a brooder. I have another broody hen, who is incubating eggs that may hatch at least 2 days from now. Do you think the broody hen will accept those chicks who will be more than a week old by that time, if I sneak it under her, when the chicks are hatching during the night?