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mom rejected baby

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

  1. britsbantams

    britsbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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    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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