Will it work?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ole rooster, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    I have 7 chicks a week old. I have 4 under a broody hen born 2 days ago. If I put the older ones under her at night what will happen. Will the older ones be to old for the young ones, and will she accept the older ones?

    Anyone know?

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Personally I would not try it...too much of an age difference...if your going to try something like that they really should be within a day or two if eachother...now once in a while you will get a momma to take more on but be preparred to watch her closely...she could easily attack them knowing they arent hers;(
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012

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