Hope you are doin well Farmin momma.. Get well soon! Thanks My4ladies and mygreenkitty.. Well she's doin much better today..only one of the 4 eggs under her hatched, and she is much nicer now that I pulled the other eggs out. within a few minutes she was back to "normal" lol.. well she was at least OK with me in the coop and could hand feed and pet her, just not when chickys around (which I expected) so pheww... Thanks for the idea of putting her food up.. Oh and today she brought the chick out into the garden while I was out (I opened the coop door to see if she would) and she found a roach and the chick came and snagged it from mommy and ran lol... Mommy bird was chasing the chick but the chick prevailed lol... is it OK for it to eat little bugs and stuff already, I mean I'll look it up, but just curious if anyone knows off hand for sure.. and mommy was feeding chick stuff she was finding, so should I keep the chick confined and only on chick food for now.. just worried there might be some old scratch out and I don't want it to get it, but if a litt they find is OK then OK... thanks a lot everyone....I can't wait seeing her with that chick!
You are making me so excited for my babies to hatch! Yes, it's okay for baby to eat bugs...mama is teaching her how to forage. You probably looked that up by now tho ; ) Maybe make sure there is some grit available for baby though...small grit (If I remember right, I think I used parakeet grit).
Love the stories!