baby chic is missing !!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaChic21, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broody mom's eggs hatched yesterday afternoon, and I check them every half hour to an hour. The baby chic is right next to her mama who's still sitting because she still has alot more eggs to hatch. I just went there to check-up on them and no baby chic ? Now if she would of gone underneath her mother, how can she breath ? I never saw her went under her before. There is no other place she could of run away, so where is the baby chic [​IMG] ??? I'm affraid to get the mama hen out, she becomes vicious.
     
  2. i<3chickens

    i<3chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    She is probably under her mom tucked away in her feathers--don't worry she can breathe fine. As for checking the only thing I would suggest is putting on a pair of sturdy gloves and lifting her up.
     
  3. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i<3chickens :

    She is probably under her mom tucked away in her feathers--don't worry she can breathe fine. As for checking the only thing I would suggest is putting on a pair of sturdy gloves and lifting her up.

    I still can't [​IMG] but I'll ask my husband to help me out [​IMG]
     
  4. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can breathe fine under the mom lol, im sure shes under there
     
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Quote:Me too; I'm sure the baby is just fine and her mom is snuggling her...
     
  6. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a broody once that I gave some eggs that were on day 18 to try and break her. After they all hatched she would not leave the nest for anything. I fianlly had enough with her and went to take her off the nest. When I picked her up all three chicks were missing. I kept her picked up and looked all over the coop but never found them. Once I put her down she opened he wings and all three chicks fell out. I thought it was too funny.
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Underneath mom is where they stay most of the time. I'm surprised you saw it beside mom before day 3.
     
  8. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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  9. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^^^^^ agreed. The chicks have to stay under mom

    to stay warm. Thats's why we gotta have a light to keep them warm

    when WE hatch chicks with an incubator cause they won't have the mom to get under.

    Gloves are your best bet to move the mom if your really worried, but again, it's almost

    sertain the chick is under there. [​IMG]
     
  10. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after she hatced from her egg, she would stay next to her mama hen, but few hours later, she would only circle around 12 inch area. I figured the other areas were cold, so went up to the bedroom and got my hubbies portable heater. Two heaters on both side. Then the chic stayed with her mom always. She would be looking ang gazing at her eyes :), the baby chic would go all around her mama hen but never once she the mama hen allowed her to get underneath her. This time when I couldn't see her, I'm like "ok, where can a tiny little baby chic go ? Mama hen was sleeping, I made the chic call sound, mama looked at me with one eye [​IMG] but me [​IMG].
     

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