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What to do?? what to do??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepmommy, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    I know this may not be the right place to post this, but I am thinking about hatching eggs. I want a broody so badly so the chicks can integrate easily into the flock. I wanted to get a couple of different breeds than what I have now. My problem is that it just seems like so much work to get a broody hen!! Should I wait until one goes broody, then order, egg watch and stress?? OR should I just get peeps at the store? What is everyone's experience of integrating peeps into an established flock?? PLEASE HELP ME MAKE A GOOD CHOICE!!! :) Thanks a bunch!
  2. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    A broody would definetly be the easier, less stressfull choice... You cant make a hen go broody... They will go when the time is right.. What i have found helps though is to get the plastic easter eggs, and put 10 in the hens favorite nesting box..... Hope this helps

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