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Will hen accept guinea keets?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cbourbeau32, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I have had a hen broody for about three months. She sat on five eggs till they hatched about six weeks ago but the day they hatched a snake ate all five that same night. I stuck two eggs in the incubator on day seven of a guinea hatch so they would hatch the same day. I had four keets hatch the day before the chick did (one of two hatched). Anyway she's happily mothering the single chick that hatched today under her. If I snuck out tonight and put the keets under her do you think chances are that she'd accept the keets?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Charlie
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have had hens that successfully raised keets.
     
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  3. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    Ones that hatched the or ones that were introduced after the fact?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Both, but I was fostering to Silky hens who will mother anything.
     
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  5. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I may give it a try. I think she'd be a good mother.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    She will probably accept them.
     
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