How do I re-introduce a chick into its brood-hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lambricks, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. lambricks

    lambricks New Egg

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    Nov 25, 2008
    Hi I had too hatch an egg with an incubator the other day after our hen stopped sitting on remaining eggs. One more chick has hatched after 3 days. the naturally hatched chicks are now 4-5 days old. I have just put the new day old chick back in with the hen and chicks but neither the chick nor hen seem to know what to do.

    Any advice would be Reallt great RIGHT NOW. I don't want the poor little thing to die from not being mothered.

    Thanks
    Please feel free to email me direct as this is rather urgent.

    Steve.
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I would suggest tucking the chick under the mother when she and the babies are all sleeping. Hopefully in the morning, she won't notice the newcomer among the other chicks. Good luck!
     
  3. lambricks

    lambricks New Egg

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    Thanks for that but it looks like the little outsider finally snuggled up under mum before dark....whew. [​IMG]
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    That's good news! I'm really glad she accepted it. [​IMG]
     

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