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Can you add chicks to a mother hen with already one chick?

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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 2 little Seramas. 

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 2 little Seramas. 

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 #3 of 12

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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Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Check in here for updates including chicken stories and pictures (when I get around to it):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/790825/mkk-farms-updates-pics-and-stories

 

Great educational thread about inbreeding:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/734859/inbreeding-and-line-breeding-poultry

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Originally Posted by OldRedChicken View Post

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 2 little Seramas. 

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 2 little Seramas. 

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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Elizabeth

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

Rest In Peace, my beloved Brainy. You will be missed. ♡

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Rest In Peace, my beloved Brainy. You will be missed. ♡

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