My little black hen is a grumpy little thing. She is one of those that squawks like a nutter whenever you go within 3 metres of her (nothing new, she's always been like it). She sat on 7 eggs, 4 hatched ok and are now 2 weeks old, 1 never hatched (looked to be 2/3rds grown) and 1 hatched late. She kicked it out on the first day. I put it back in with her that night, but next morning, it was outside on its own. I live in a rural village in South West Turkey, so the day temps are 35-40 C, which helps in that we dont have much of a problem keeping them warm! The lonesome chick was hardly moving. Dived in to the pen and rescued it. Kept it in a large plastic fruit crate (I have a citrus fruit orchard), lined with newspaper, some dried olive tree leaves and a bit of dry soil to scratch around in. Plus some chick feed and water. Fed the little chap some water by hand every 30 minutes for 2 days and was amazed to see it recover. At first, it couldn't even lift its head. That was 9 days ago. It (now called Kevin), is running around chirping like mad. Eats a bit of food, loves crumbled baby biscuits (my son is 19 months). What to do next...? Can I ever reintroduce him to his clan? Or will the mum just peck him to death? Is it true he has to be almost fully grown before being allowed to wander free (we have 7000m2) with the others? What about food, larger pen etc etc? Use a 75w bulb over his crate at night, so never below 28C - seems quite comfy in there as I put a mop head in there too, as a surrogate mum! Any advice? Thanks in advance.