hen lost her only chick, what will she do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by prancie, May 21, 2010.

  1. prancie

    prancie Songster

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    Our hen's only chick died today. I'm not sure why, I just found it dead out where they free range. What will she do without a chick?
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    She might cry for a couple of days. She'll run around looking for it, unless she knows that it's gone. The roo will pretty much start mating her immediately. She'll be ok. How is she acting now?
     
  3. prancie

    prancie Songster

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    she's walking about doing her mother clucking, but she doesn't seem very distressed.
     
  4. Siler

    Siler Songster

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    [​IMG] Awww! Well I hope she gets to be a momma again.
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Yeah, she's sad. It's to be expected. It's heartbreaking, but she'll be back to chicken in a day or two.
     
  6. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Songster

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    I would go and get her another chick or two...[​IMG]
     

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