1 Chick survived the hatching...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dthompson, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. dthompson

    dthompson Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2014
    I had 9 eggs, 3 hatched, only 1 survived. It has a Mama hen tending to her. But the chick seems lonely compared to other flocks I have raised. It hardly chirps and is not as active and playing around. I am in search of baby chicks, but not 100% sure the mama hen will accept new ones this far out. The chick is 5 days old today.

    Do you have thoughts? I think the earliest I would be able to find a few chicks is Saturday. I have looked, but not much in my area really, at least that I can find...and not sure if I could trust them to not be sick with something.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    More than likely your hen won't accept anymore chicks, and could attack them. It will be okay, it has moms full attention.

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