My broody girl Smokie had a little peeper today. I found her pecking at a dead chick that appeared to not survive the hatch. She did do something odd. She left the little one peeping away and alone for 10-15 minutes. I took the chick into my brooder for a bit. Once she returned to the nest I took the chick back to mama and they snuggled up. I created a "lock down" situation in that per advice here, I enclosed the area outside the nest with a large wire dog kennel. Hoping to keep the new mama close to the baby.
I am concerned about the eggs she was sitting. After reading on here not sure about the humidity...I guess the next day or so will tell.
Too fun! Glad ur hen took chick back. I have been reading lots of info on here too. I am on my 2nd broody hen and learning loads.