Chicken Babysits Broody's Nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hedwig Chicken, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Hedwig Chicken

    Hedwig Chicken Songster

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    So...

    Chick 5 hatched...

    But. I found it chilled, out of the nest. :hit

    Do broodys reject chicks? It must have just hatched; it was still wet. All other four chicks are doing fine hidden under their mommy's rear.

    Anyone knows why this happened?
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    And how should I em... dispose of it? :(
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Oh I’m sorry your hen rejected that chick. She must have realized that it has a defect.
    This picture will give a possible explanation for her behavior 1984E4A7-8F10-47E0-B5EF-EA6BEABA5942.jpeg
     
  3. Hedwig Chicken

    Hedwig Chicken Songster

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    Thank you for the information. Maybe she see's something I don't see.

    Is burning it ok for disposal?
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Aww bummer.
    Could be something was wrong with it.
    I'd toss them in the trash, that small, maybe in a paper bag.
    You could burn it if you want.
     
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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Sometimes, a chick will just kind of flop out from under a hen and can't find it's way back.
     
  6. Hedwig Chicken

    Hedwig Chicken Songster

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    But won't the hen push him back under?



    I will burn the chick, give it a proper funeral. I put it in a small ring box. The ground is frozen so I won't burry it. RIP little chick :(
     
  7. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED

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    I’m so sorry for your loss! :hugsShe is a good mama and she knows what she was doing. It may be hard for us, but she knows what she is doing
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Not if something is wrong with the chick. It’s sad but nature can be cruel sometimes.
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Eh, hard to say.....maybe she couldn't reach him and wouldn't leave the number one priority-live chicks and eggs in nest.
    May never know for sure.
     
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  10. Hedwig Chicken

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    Well, I have cremated the poor little chick :(. I shall be checking the nest very often now. I guess it's nature's way...
     

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