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

 

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

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I’ve learned what we hold against someone else
Will only wind up hurting ourselves

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Your peace it let’s me breathe
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I’m worth only what I give
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Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! 

Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

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Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

The incubator is packed with eggs! 

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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 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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