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Can you add chicks to a mother hen with already one chick?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OldRedChicken, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. OldRedChicken

    OldRedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen hatched 2 eggs about 2 weeks ago. Sadly one of them was eaten.[​IMG]I was wondering if you can add more chicks with the mother hen or will she reject them?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can sneak them under the hen at night when she won't see them and peck at them,but you should check to see if she does accept them.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you mean that the hen ate them?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Did the hen eat the other chick? I think at two weeks past hatching, she isn't going to accept a new batch of chicks. I would not even attempt it.
     
  8. OldRedChicken

    OldRedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    no the mother did not eat the chick an owl did, I think.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I wouldn't try it, but that's just me. Good luck to you.
     
  10. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] OldRedChicken! Glad to have you aboard, good luck to you and your chickens!
     

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