New "momma" need advice!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pillzzner, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Pillzzner

    Pillzzner In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2012
    I have 3 bantam hens and a roo. 2 of my hens have been sharing 2 eggs (sitting) Only 1 hatched. TINY little healthy black baby. They seem to both play the momma role. Very cute...they both sleep with it ...feed it etc. I do not have them separated from the other hen and roo. It is now 3 days old and they are letting it roam around the pen with them. The roo doesn't seem real happy...he has pecked at it a couple times but nothing real aggressive. Wondering if I should try and separate them til the chick is older? Or would separating them then putting them back with the roo and other hen be more of a problem? This is my first time with a baby chick in the coop!
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Separating them would be more of an issue. Just keep an eye on them - the momma's should protect the baby.

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