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My hen hatched 2 eggs about 2 weeks ago. Sadly one of them was eaten.hit.gifI was wondering if you can add more chicks with the mother hen or will she reject them?

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You can sneak them under the hen at night when she won't see them and peck at them,but you should check to see if she does accept them.

Chickens: 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 White Leghorn, and a Fluffy lil' Silkie. 

Finches: 3 zebra finches ( Curry, Avire, and Soapy).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

 RIP : Sugar, Puzzle, Yeller, and recently Butter who were taken away by a fox.

Soapy who died on 10/12/13 and Mellow who passed away on March 26, 2014.

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Chickens: 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 White Leghorn, and a Fluffy lil' Silkie. 

Finches: 3 zebra finches ( Curry, Avire, and Soapy).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

 RIP : Sugar, Puzzle, Yeller, and recently Butter who were taken away by a fox.

Soapy who died on 10/12/13 and Mellow who passed away on March 26, 2014.

http://6chickens7finches.blogspot.com/

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Good question...no idea.  You might ask here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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There's something about the way,

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It's a love so true,

I can never get a enough of You!

This feeling can't be wrong,

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Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! 

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My hen hatched 2 eggs about 2 weeks ago. Sadly one of them was eaten.hit.gifI was wondering if you can add more chicks with the mother hen or will she reject them?

Do you mean that the hen ate them?

Chickens: 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 White Leghorn, and a Fluffy lil' Silkie. 

Finches: 3 zebra finches ( Curry, Avire, and Soapy).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

 RIP : Sugar, Puzzle, Yeller, and recently Butter who were taken away by a fox.

Soapy who died on 10/12/13 and Mellow who passed away on March 26, 2014.

http://6chickens7finches.blogspot.com/

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Chickens: 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 White Leghorn, and a Fluffy lil' Silkie. 

Finches: 3 zebra finches ( Curry, Avire, and Soapy).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

 RIP : Sugar, Puzzle, Yeller, and recently Butter who were taken away by a fox.

Soapy who died on 10/12/13 and Mellow who passed away on March 26, 2014.

http://6chickens7finches.blogspot.com/

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post #7 of 12

welcome-byc.gif Did the hen eat the other chick?  I think at two weeks past hatching, she isn't going to accept a new batch of chicks.  I would not  even attempt it.

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post #8 of 12
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no the mother did not eat the chick an owl did, I think. 

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Welcome to BYC! I wouldn't try it, but that's just me. Good luck to you.

Elizabeth

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welcome-byc.gif OldRedChicken! Glad to have you aboard, good luck to you and your chickens!

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✰*★~Gertrude~✰*★ ;)

"May the odds be ever in your favor."

I love chickens! I have a Red Star, Freckle, a Jersey Giant, Blackie, two Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Spot and Speckle, a Porcelain d'Uccle, a Frizzle, and a Golden Necked d'Uccle! They are amazing!

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