Will my hen accept baby chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skitz, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    My hen is broody and today is her 2nd day. I was going to order some eggs and put then in the bator sometime this week but when they hatch can I give them to my hen?? will she accept them?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Why not just put the eggs under the hen and let her hatch them?
     
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:I would but she's a bantam and she has 10 eggs under her so there's no more room. That's why I want to hatch some in the bator and give them to her
     
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    This worked for me with my silkie hen, Tina:
    Once the chicks were dry from the incubator, I waited until dark, and slipped the chick under Tina from the back. She had only one chick. I did this one at a time with 3 chicks. She accepted them all.
     

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