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New baby chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dansanddogs, May 17, 2017.

  1. dansanddogs

    dansanddogs Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_0194.JPG Hi! So, my white leg horn went broody and I put some eggs under her that I got from a friend (I don't have a rooster) sure enough one hatched yesterday. Yay! I moved the chick inside my garage with the intentions of putting a heat lamp on it, but when I took it from the Hen-the Hen went crazy, so I moved her into my garage with the baby chick. She is such a good momma. But how long should I leave her with the baby? I know it probably wasn't necessary to move either of them but I have two 5 month old labs that really like "playing" with my chickens so I was afraid something would happen to the little chick.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    Is the momma your only "adult" chicken?
     
  3. dansanddogs

    dansanddogs Out Of The Brooder

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    No. I have 16 other hens.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You could leave them together until she weans them...
     
  5. dansanddogs

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    Ok. What how will I know when the chick is "weaned"? This is my first time letting a hen hatch a baby chick.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Mom will start ignoring it more and more, eventually even pushing it away from her. By "leave them together" I mean mom and baby with the flock if possible. Since I started letting my current broody hatch within the flock, I've noticed that integration is so much easier than when the chicks are older.
     
  7. dansanddogs

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  8. dansanddogs

    dansanddogs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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