Need some advice

Spring H

In the Brooder
Mar 28, 2020
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So my hen Raven decided to hoard some eggs and she actually hatched 2 of them ♥️
Problem is another hen got in the nesting box so she put her 2 chicks on the floor and abandoned the other 6 eggs. 2 days later the eggs were still abandoned and I decided to take them out and throw them out because they were cold. Then I thought I was losing my mind because I head a faint chirp....Lord above there was one egg that had pipped....me and my daughter set up a warm place in the house with a heat lamp and a sponge for humidity and the chick successfully hatched yesterday morning 🙌!
My question is.... Do you think my hen will include her with her other 2 chicks? I'm afraid she may kill it or hurt it....but this chick is all alone and the other 2 chicks are really learning the ropes from their mama.
 

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Songster
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If you are going to try and get her to adopt it, I would recommend placing the third chick under her at night so when she wakes in the morning the new chick is part of her flock. I would recommend you be there to in the morning when she wakes up so you can supervise and intervene if necessary. I grafted 4 chicks to a broody (took out the fake eggs in the middle of the night and slipped the chicks under her) and it worked great.

And congrats on your new babies!
 

Spring H

In the Brooder
Mar 28, 2020
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If you are going to try and get her to adopt it, I would recommend placing the third chick under her at night so when she wakes in the morning the new chick is part of her flock. I would recommend you be there to in the morning when she wakes up so you can supervise and intervene if necessary. I grafted 4 chicks to a broody (took out the fake eggs in the middle of the night and slipped the chicks under her) and it worked great.

And congrats on your new babies!
I tried ...didn't work😔 but I did just introduced her to my teen Polish crew.... Success! So I guess she'll think she's one of my fancy feathers 🤣♥️
 

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