Bobcat got mama hen!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elizablayre, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. elizablayre

    elizablayre New Egg

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    My mama hen got killed by a bobcat just yesterday. Today one of her two chicks died, Without mama there to protect her from the geese & roosters. What do I do with the one chick? Put it in an area by itself? Or will it be lonely and stress and die?
     
  2. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the chick? What's the weather? Although, either way, I would put it in a broader and put in a mirror or two...Maybe something to snuggle as well.

    I'm sorry for your losses...
     
  3. elizablayre

    elizablayre New Egg

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    Thank you!! The chick is about 3 weeks..I'm in Northern California in Mendocino county and the weather is nice..the high today was 71 and we're expecting lows of 45. I am going to take your advice! Working on it now!! Thank you!
     
  4. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I could help. Good luck! :thumbsup
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] at this age the lone chick should be in a brooder box with heat lamp raising the temp to about 80degrees, you lower by 5 degrees every week by moving the light just far enough away to lower the temp to that degree on a thermometer in the brooder. . When she is fully feathered out she won't need the extra heat. you can give her a mirror so she thinks there is another chick, a little stuffed animal that she can cozy up to.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your losses. See if you can get another chick or 2 of more or less the same age as your chick, to keep it company.
     
  7. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.[​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     

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