Help need advice about 1week old chick

benji1989

In the Brooder
May 8, 2015
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North East, UK
Hi guys so my chick is now a week old(yesterday) I don't know if I'm over reacting or now.
Mom seems 2 be leaving the chick now for a few hours at a time, she does come back and snuggle up after some time.
Is this a sign mom is going 2 reject the chick or is she simply having some time 2 her self. When you go 2 go into the run mom is still aggressive towards you in protecting the chick.

Am I just over reacting? Do I intervene or simply just leave them be??


Thanks in advance
 

Sonya9

Crowing
7 Years
Feb 7, 2014
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The hen leaves a week old chick for hours??? I would be concerned. At the very least I would probably set up one of those "mama heating pads" as the chick could easily get chilled and die.

Problem is if you do have to raise the chick yourself you don't want it to be alone, maybe you can buy a couple of other week old chicks of similar breeds?
 

benji1989

In the Brooder
May 8, 2015
31
2
36
North East, UK
Just a quick update I left chick with mam and let nature do it's thing. Thankfully I did chick is doing amazing mam is still sitting on it but allows it 2 roam around the coop. Chick is starting 2 grow and will be three weeks old tomorrow =)
 

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