PLEASE HELP.!!!! Baby chick in need of help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by My11BabyChicks, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had 8 chicks hatch over the weekend. All are fine and visibly healthy. The hen who is sitting on the eggs and chicks has been seperated from the rest of the flock. She is neglecting on of the chicks and has become "violent" with it. Do I take it away? Do I let nature take its course? I don't want to see it be killed or harmed... Im just not sure what plan of action I should be taking, if any... Please help...
     
  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...maybe she realizes something is wrong with the chick? Is there anything different about it?
     
  3. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing different is its color... It is the darkest one of the hatch. She herself is a black Jersey Giant.
     
  4. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is sitting on eggs AND chicks?
     
  5. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at the same time?????
     
  6. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they come out from under her and run around and eat but always end up back underneath her.
     
  7. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take that chick from her along with a buddy! Maybe his color is setting her off since all the others are different.
     
  8. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take it away too. every time I do that it turns out to be the biggest meanest rooster, but being an optimist and unable to resist baby chicks I would still do it. If you take it away you have to realize you may be babying it for quite a while.
     
  9. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you we are taking the black chick and the second darkest one from her right now. Being that it is Easter and dont have another heat lamp we are going to give them a stuffed animal, extra pine shavings and a warm room in the house. I hope this goes well...
     
  10. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give the heat lamp to the orphans, the hen will keep the others warm.
     

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