kicked out chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickarooo, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody has hatched a perfect 5/5 chicks[​IMG]. But when I went out to check on her one of the smallest chicks was in the corner of the nesting box by it's self I tried to put it back but my broody pecked it and kept pushing it away I took my broody off and put it with the others and it just sat by it's self away from the others cause they kept pushing it I put my broody back on and she pushed it out again.
    Should I take the baby away and put it under a heat lamp in my room?
    PLEASE HELP ME
     
  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, sometimes mother hens will reject chicks.
    If you can, take the chick in and you will have to look after it.
     
  3. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou I'll take it out now
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, I had a mother hen reject 3 chicks and it is near impossible to get her to accept them back.
     
  5. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will it get lonley without any other chicks?
     
  6. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, it might.
    I would take another chick with it ( possible one that doesn't bully it or even likes it ).
     
  7. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Also, I heard you where going to keep the chick with her mum over night.
    I really would not do that, either the mum will kill her or she will die of the cold.
     
  9. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the info I am going out to check her but I am also worried that the mother will miss her even though she rejected it
     
  10. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I will prob take her in to night should I take a friend
     

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