Advice please........

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gavinandallison, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Good news, went outside to let the BR's out, followed by the Silkie/Buff mix. They all rush out like crazy as usual.

    So I go into the building to top off food/water and say hi to Sheba our broody hen when i hear cheeps. i stop to listen thinking it is outside, but no go over to Sheba to find she has hatched the 1st of 3 eggs she is sitting. it looks like a grey or white silkie chick. So, my question is do I remove the chick or leave it in with momma hen? It is the first time we have had a broody hen and let her hatch it out....

    Or how do I give her a seperate area? Maybe bring her inside in to a stock tank i have been using for brooder box.
     
  2. Lil_Miss_Farmer_Chick

    Lil_Miss_Farmer_Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 4, 2009
    Kalkaska, Michigan
    Best thing to do is take a hands off approach and let momma do the work. If the others are going to hatch she will wait, if she knows they are a dud, she will take her chick to the food and water when the time is right and the chick needs the nourishment. [​IMG]
     
  3. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Quote:Thanks, I have placed food/water inside close to her if needed.
     

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