would this work?

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  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkie hen which is alone currently has a chick with her, im wanting her to go broody. so can i move the chick into the pen with another silkie and her rooster and have them adopt her so my lone hen can possibly go broody? or does a hen have to be 'done' by a rooster in order to go broody?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no [​IMG]
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    no [​IMG]
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No usually you can not put a chick in with full grown with good results, they will see it as intruder, and pick at it, so if it is a chick it will not stand much of a chance.

    Quote:No hens have been known to go broody without a roo present, and sit on unfertile eggs/golfballs/ air. It is a natural trigger that tells a hen to go broody. So just wanting her to may not get her to.
     

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