Mother hen not getting off nest

cumbriachicken

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Hi. We have just hatched our second chick and its from a first time mum. It hatched Friday (29th July) so is 4 days old now. Mum doesn't seem to want to move though - its like she is still broody but isn't on any eggs, just the chick. Our last mum fed the chick and moved around a lot but this one doesn't seem to get up at all. The chick is pecking at the ground but we're just a bit worried its not getting any food or water. Is this normal? Anything we can do to get her up and about?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Put the food and water close so the chicks can come out and eat and drink, a few inches away, she should try feeding them. It's normal for them to stay setting for a few days as the chicks gain strength. Some of my hens will stay put for up to a week, each mom is different.
 

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