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

  1. dthompson

    dthompson In the Brooder

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    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 Chicken tender Premium Member

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    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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