Would this break the Chickens heart or personality?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gabrielle, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so me and my buddy are planning on having my Buff Orpington brood a Barnevelder egg, and when the egg is hatched I will give the chick to my friend.

    Will this make my chicken sad? Because my friend would like to get the full "Chick experience".
     
  2. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to try 3 or so. One might not hatch. Also, they do like to have company.
     
  3. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a broody hen, put as many fertile eggs under her as she can handle. I'd say at least a dozen, that way you can let mama keep a few and then give your friend a few. Chicks do better in groups of three or more. Good luck! Broody hens are so much fun!
     
  4. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree--have fun and good luck...chicks are so much fun!!! [​IMG]
     

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