Abandoned egg hatched in my hand someone help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justyn890, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    I didn't see this forum so I posted under chick care. Can someone please check my post and respond. I have a baby chick and no clue what to do. I was counting on mom hatching them not me. Sorry I posted twice, but I'm concerned for the chick.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Keep it warm.
     
  3. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    Can I put it back with mom and her other chick?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Yes, but only if the hen hasn't left the nest yet.
     
  5. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    She took her chick and has been exploring a side portion of my yard with it. I haven't seen them nesting together yet. I was taking the egg out thinking it was bad since she refused to sit on it anymore no matter how much I tried to coax her to the nest. I didn't plan on it hatching within an hour of me picking it up. Should I see where she nests tonight and try to sneak it in? It's barely wobbling around and the other is really active.
     
  6. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    I should maybe add that typically my chickens refuse to coop or sit in a box. They prefer to roost on the privacy fence and a gate.... She won't do this and leave the chick will she? It's hot today but I haven't seen her and the chick cuddled up anywhere yet. She made her nest without my knowledge in a corner of the fence by a box that I had bedding in. She kicked all the bedding out (as always). She even removes it from near her eggs and nests. She prefers the ground to a nest, I'm not sure why.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Try putting it under her tonight, then check on it first thing in the morning.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I will try to tonight and keep you posted.
     
  9. Justyn890

    Justyn890 In the Brooder

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    Hen and babies are doing great. Thanks so much for your advise. She took the baby back, but I was not able to just sneak it in. The rooster is posting guard and sounds the alarm. I swear he rarely leaves guard duty. Mom and Chicks look happy and active. I am having a hard time keeping mom out of the chick food is that a problem?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    She's teaching them to eat, it perfectly normal and good for her!

    -Kathy
     

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