- Mar 9, 2009
Our hen sat on a failed clutch, so we gave her 4 adoptive newborn chicks that she took in instantly and is mothering extremely well- maybe too well. While she spends all her time watching over them, she isn't eating much, if anything. If we hand feed her, she takes a peck to see that it's food, then cals her chicks over to eat the rest. I'm really worried about her lack of food consumption.