Broody Hen Accepting Day Old Chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5Chickens, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2007
    I have a hen (Hen A) who hatched out one chick(2 Days Old). My other hen(Hen B) hatched out a chick, but it was majorly picked on by her and the siblings. So I put the one day old chick who was being picked on under Hen A. Her first reaction was she looked at him, let him go under her and she just kinda watched him and pecked him (not too hard) between 4-6 times. She hasnt pecked him again in about 10 minutes. He is comfortably sitting under her and she seems content. Does everything look/sound right or should I take him away from her since she pecked him? I guess what I am asking are what are the signs of..

    1: A hen refusing a chick
    2: A hen adopting a chick and being content about it.

  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    She let him stay. Leave him there.

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