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baby bird out of nest in broarder area

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found new born on back inside broader area today was crying but couldnt turn over. my wife has her in a make shift nest with a heat lamp on it .. the mother bird has 5 other chicks under her and two more eggs in the nest. what to do with the baby ...... help?

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Sometime mother birds reject their young for some reason or maybe the this one just lost its way

I have had a hen hatch several eggs and reject one chick

Can the chick walk/stand by itself?

If you think it is strong enough you can try reintroducing to the mother bird, I would try doing this by placing it under the mother without her noticing ....make sure you keep a close eye on them though

If the chick continues to be rejected you may have to keep it separate and hand raise it

 

I hope this is of some help

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​I just noticed you are talking about guinea fowl and not chickens  but I think the same principles apply as for chickens :)

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