will a hen still sit on her clutch if given chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sassychickengirl, May 18, 2011.

  1. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody sitting on about a dz. eggs. I have two chicks that are 1 and 2 days old. If I give the chicks to my broody salmon faverolle will she still sit on her clutch? She still has about 2 wks to go til hatching. I don't have an incubator so I can't put the eggs anywhere else. I can keep the chicks in a brooder if needed, but thought I'd see about letting her adopt them.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If she accepts the chicks, she will abandon those eggs and spend her time finding food for and taking care of her new babies. If you give her the chicks and she accepts them, those eggs will never hatch.
     
  3. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you [​IMG] That was my thinking, but figured I better ask first [​IMG]
     

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