abandoned chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loubeman, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. loubeman

    loubeman New Egg

    Nov 16, 2015
    hi does anybody know what to do when a chick has been abandoned because my hen sat on three eggs and they all hatched but then later on when the chicks were about 3 months old two of them died and now i have one left but the mother hen just ignored him and we brought him into our home and he sounded upset so got the mother and we brought her in too and now they are in a box together and i don't really know want to do with them they seem okay now

    oh and one more thing when do chicks become adults if you know want i mean ?

    hope you can help

  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    At three months of age the chick is old enough to be on its own. Maturity varies with breeds. Most mature at 20-30 weeks of age. One of my serama hens has left her chick and it has not reached 4 weeks old yet; it is doing fine.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Mama is done being mama, she is weaning the chick. At 3 months she has mothered longer than a lot of hens do. Has she raised the chick around a larger flock or were they separated from the rest of the flock all this time?

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