In the Brooder
- Mar 17, 2009
I tried to catch a wild hen and her one-day old chicks at work today, and in doing this one of the little ones got separated. I was not able to catch them. The one that got separated got very coldbefore I found her and warmed her up.I couldn't get her back to the mama hen for the night. I had thought she was definitely a goner, but I held her and felt the life coming back into her. I'm home now and don't know what I might have for this little one to eat. I have raw rolled oats and sunflower seeds, and things like crackers or bananas. I can buy some food in the morning. I'm giving her water from a dropper. She is making a racket now but is still shaky on her feet. Should I give her sliced up oats, sunflower seeds or banana, or just wait for the morning? Saltine crackers seem like a bad idea. Help!