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In the end I pulled him / her out and into a smaller brooder box with red heat lamp and checked every couple of hours in the night. I was doubtful but before leaving this morning she was ok. Drinking water too. Good ideas for making her not so lonely thanks.

Only chicks are hard. I raised one a year ago and found myself in the same predicament today when I had to take a chick away from a not so good momma hen. You can try a small mirror, small stuffed animal or even a feather duster in the brooder for the chick to get under. At the moment I have a duster (that isn't really feathered) along with a stuffed dog covered by a shirt to make a cave like momma hen. She's been held a good share of the evening but is now (quietly-please let it last) snuggled under her stuffed dog asleep.  She was just hatched yesterday morning, so she's needy.

 

Glad to hear she's doing better.

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Well it's all happy here. Chick 1 is 24 hours old. Hubby came home at lunch to check and found another hatched in the incubator. Chick 2 now moved into the brooder and they're happy together, with mirror just in case. Might add mother figure tomorrow when they're stable. I wouldn't say they are strong chicks, but I think they'll survive in the end. Thanks for your help AmyLynne. Getting sorted for another batch putting in this weekend.
Edited by raincloud - 10/23/15 at 2:56am
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Well it's all happy here. Chick 1 is 24 hours old. Hubby came home at lunch to check and found another hatched in the incubator. Chick 2 now moved into the brooder and they're happy together, with mirror just in case. Might add mother figure tomorrow when they're stable. I wouldn't say they are strong chicks, but I think they'll survive in the end. Thanks for your help AmyLynne. Getting sorted for another batch putting in this weekend.

That's great! It's so much easier when they have a buddy. Good luck on the next ones!

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