Silly question: If I were to leave a chick with her mama, how would the chick get food? I have laying pellets available for the hen, and she eats them. The nest is in a 7" deep dish pan, if the baby were to jump out, it wouldn't be able to get back in. I removed baby #1. Baby #2 is in the nest now. Mama hen is much more protective of this chick, they were hatched 5 days apart. I hesitate to leave the chick with her beyond tomorrow because I don't know how the chick would get nourishment. Mama hen is still sitting on 10 eggs. I guess I just need to know it's best to remove the chick and make mama mad. How would this normally happen? Would mama feed the chick somehow?