- Oct 6, 2010
OK so a couple of months ago our silkie hen hatched out some beautiful americana chicks from eggs we gave her. Mixed in with the new americana babies was something that dident look right. A tiny ball of black fluff about half the size of the other newborns. We relised that our hen had mananged to sneek one of her own eggs past us and hatch it out. The funny part is the only roo she had access to was the HUGE americana named "Big Clyde". So here is this very strange little chick who is half americana and half silkie. So we named it Marvin regardless of sex this is Marvin. OK so two months have past and Marvin is growing like a weed (actually he looks like a weed). But the last few days he has refused to get under his mom at night with the others. We try to put him under and he just gets out again and runs off. So now he must be brought in the house at night were he watches tv and gets passed around by the kids. When its time to put him out again in the day he peeps his head off and refuses to get under his mom even when she tries to sit on him. Ive never seen anything like this,he almost died from cold a few night ago. Thats when we started bring him in...So my question is can a chick reject its mother? Lulu is a good hen,very broody and she wants to take care of him...But he refuses her...its strange. Now we have a house chicken, any advice?