My hen has 2 chicks she hatched, will she take 4 more 5 days later?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Staceybullock, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock In the Brooder

    My hen hatched 2 out of 6 chicks last Sunday - then abandoned the other 4. They're hatching now in my bator, do you think the mama will take them? whats the best way? They won't be as lively as their 5 day older siblings, so I don't know if it will work - chime in with your opinions...
  2. ERICKA1546

    ERICKA1546 Hatching

    Aug 6, 2014
    I'm experiencing this right now! So far mother hen wants nothing to with the lone late hatcher ( she even tried to kill it! ) so I have it in our brooder being lonely, I feel bad for it [​IMG]
  3. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock In the Brooder

    I snuck the 4 babies in right at dusk last night, after shed settled, and so far this morning she's taking care of all of them - looking a bit frazzled by the sudden triple in responsibilities! Did you try putting your lonesome chick in at night after shed settled in?

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