We have recently updated this site to improve security. As a result you may need to reset your password next time you log in. Simply click the Reset Password link and follow the instructions. Sorry for any inconvenience.

how old to put under broody?

edited July 2009 in "Off Your Chest"

I was wondering how old was to old if you wanted to sneak chicks under a broody?


  • mandiemandie Senior Member
    edited May 2009
    its best to have chicks at around no more than 4 days older than the hatched chicks.
  • edited May 2009
    what if you had a broody and her eggs hadn't hatched so you bought some chicks and put them under her?
  • mandiemandie Senior Member
    edited May 2009
    as young as possible is best.
  • *miss tweedy**miss tweedy* Junior Member
    edited July 2009
    well i think that the chicks have to be a day old when putting them under a broody because otherwise she will reject them (prevous experiance) and she has to have been sitting for a week or so befour you do so. :)
Sign In or Register to comment.