mom rejected baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by britsbantams, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. britsbantams

    britsbantams In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2013
    College Station, TX
    I have 4 hens sitting on eggs at the moment, and one hatched this afternoon. My problem is that when I got home, the chick was out in the open with no momma hen seeming interested in it. Has the chick been rejected or can I sneak it back in during the night? I have all the equipment to raise the chick but I really want it to be with the rest when they hatch. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chirping

    Aug 8, 2013
    Western Michigan
    I would try sneaking it under her tonight. Plan on checking early in the morning to see if it worked!
    Good Luck!
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'd just leave it. It's normal for a momma hen to have an early chick hatch and run around a little while she sets on the nest for the next day or two to allow everyone a chance to hatch. The chick should know who to go back to.

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