HELP!!! momma chicken regected one of her babies

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by bunniesanchez, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. bunniesanchez

    bunniesanchez In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    so the craziest thing happened.

    i had a hen hatch a baby at day 23, 25 and 29 day 29 being today. well the ones that hatched at day 23 and 25 had no problem with the momma hen but the one that hatched earlier today she had a big problem with.

    my son called me when he got home from school saying there was a white baby chick outside in the playground covered in ants. he got it picked it up washed it down and then attempted to put it back with its momma and siblings but momma had taken over another nest that had a broody sitting in it and she just went crazy. she started pecking at the baby and the baby was running [​IMG] around trying to hide.

    my older son took the baby into the house and is not the adopted momma but is there anything that can be done to integrate the chick back with the mom and siblings? [​IMG] pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease help

  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    That is highly weird! Is the chick the only white bird in the flock? Sometimes just that is enough for rejection. Have you been able to check it over for problems other than possible peck injuries and ant bites? Pic please?

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