How to raise a lone chick?

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  1. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    long story short, momma hen hid a nest, i didnt know that she went missing until day 20 when she popped out with her chicks, a few hours later i found her nest with other unhatched eggs in them. if any were still alive i thought i would give them a chance and put them in the bator. I thought all were dead when i candled but NO ONE JUST HATCHED. like, a few minutes ago. Now i have a lone chick to deal with.
    You think the momma after two days will take him in tonight? or should i keep him away from her?
    is there any suggestions, like should give it away or what.
     
  2. chickbythebay

    chickbythebay Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe another will hatch?
     
  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont think so, its day 22 [​IMG] and when i candled everybody looked dead, I even shook them A TINY BIT dont worry, it wasnt even shaking. anyways, i didnt candle four of the last ones bc i had no hope left, this was one i didnt candle [​IMG]
     
  4. sumi

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    Wait until momma hens is sleeping and slip the little one under her. Then watch her in the morning to see what she does. Chances are she'll accept it. Good luck!
     
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do ya really think she will?? [​IMG] i thought she might kill her..
     
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    I have no experience with this, maybe while she's sleeping tonight you could put it back in with her? Hopefully someone else will chime in with similar experience.
     
  7. sumi

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    I've added chicks to broody mom's broods before with no problems. Most of the time they will only be too happy with a new baby. But it is easier done at night, just keep an eye on her in the morning and see what she does.
     
  8. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, i will try that. thanks!
     
  9. DayOldChicksNY

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    She might accept it, although it is risky... Just because you are not out there to see what's going on right away... Wish you luck!
     
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