In the Brooder
- Sep 28, 2009
Our bantam has just hatched a clutch of eggs - six in all. One of them seemed a little sick this morning, didn't seem to be able to balance so well and its head was tucked down. I left it with the hen and the other chicks to see how it would get on (thinking the hen is the best judge in these matters). Just checked back and hen and chicks are out pecking around the pen, but the sick one seems to have disappeared altogether! They are totally enclosed, so I'm at a loss - is it possible the bantam has killed it and, dare I say, eaten it? Does this happen? Or do I need to dig around and see if she has buried it under the shavings - they are not so deep so I would have thought it would be easy to see if she had? Any ideas?