Hatchling pushed from nest by hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ash8207, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Ash8207

    Ash8207 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2015
    UPDATE: Chick did not make it
    This our first time with hatchlings. Never had a hen go broody on us before!!! This little guy was a late hatch, 5-6 days after everyone else.
    This morning he was chirping and active. Checked on him an hour later and he was pushed out of the nest, i thought it was odd so I put him back in. Checked again a few minutes later and I discovered the hen attacking him. Thats when I realized she did not want this little chick
    So, I moved it to a tub and put a heat lamp on it. The chick is breathing but not much else. I am at work now :(
    What are the chances of this little one making it? Anything I can do to help?
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

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