Hi everyone, I am hoping to get some advice on the best thing to do with a baby chick. I have a Silver Spangled Hamburg hen who went broody and I have read that they rarely to never go broody. But I let her set on the eggs because she stuck on that nest tight and seemed dedicated. She only hatched out one little chick. Once the chick hatched, she quit the other eggs, they got cold, and she started running around all over the place dragging this tiny chick with her. She would take off FLYING and leave the baby screaming on the ground running around trying to find her. So I put the Hamburg and the chick in a cage with food and water (very large dog kennel) and she settled down and started taking care of him. She showed him how to eat and drink and she would sit on the hay and let him get underneath her. That lasted for ONE day and then she couldn't tolerate confinement anymore, and started pacing the cage. She was trampling him trying to get out, so I opened the cage, and she ran out into the outdoor run, and started dusting and flying and didn't come back for a whole hour! I had the chick in my shirt this whole time to keep him warm. In the meantime I heard ANOTHER chick screaming its head off from somewhere but I couldn't figure out who this other chick was or where the noise was coming from?? My husband said the noise is coming from the eggs that you threw away yesterday! The Hamburgs remaining eggs I tossed out because they were totally cold were still laying there in the wheelbarrow ready for disposal but one of the eggs was screaming it's head off! I picked at the egg and got the chick out - good thing because the membrane was completely dry and stuck on him. So he's healthy, dried off, fluffy, and now I have 2 chicks and a Hamburg mother running wild. BUT I have a Dark Cornish hen who is an excellent mother and has raised orphans for me in the past. I put her in the cage with the chicks and she instantly started clucking and fluffed up and sat down so they could crawl under her. I've been watching her like crazy and she's caring for them beautifully! She's showing them how to eat and drink and is keeping them warm. She has even started growling and screeching ferociously at the other chickens who come near her. But this stupid Hamburg hen every so often comes tearing inside clucking and chirping and the one baby who was with her for a copule of days comes running out from under the Dark Cornish and goes to the Hamburg and the Hamburg takes off running with the chick chasing. So I keep putting the chick back in with the DArk Cornish. He's cold and tired and hungry and that stupid Hamburg will run him to death. Every now and then the one chick comes out from under the Dark Cornish and starts screaming his head off for his mother and runs around the cage frantic. SO WHAT DO I DO ABOUT HIM??? He's bonded to the Hamburg but the Hamburg is going to kill him. Do I just lock him up with the Dark Cornish and make him get over it and re-bond to the DC? Will he? Sorry this is long. Raising chicks is NOT something I enjoy I always seem to have problems.