Quick Question abt Newly Hatched Baby

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barry Natchitoches, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    The little baby just freed herself from the shell in the last hour or two.

    But she is outside of her mother's wing area, not under Momma's wing. And Momma is not making any attempt to pull her back under her wings.

    Baby is snug between the outside of Momma's wing and the wall of the nest.

    She doesn't seem like she's in danger, just maybe cold. She's chirping like a cold baby chick does.

    The nest is way in the back of a dog pen, so I can't reach in to put her under Momma's wing without climbing half way inside the huge dog pen and causing a BIG ruckus.

    But if I really need to, I could do that.

    Please advice. Its my first time having a broody hatch babies.
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    She should be fine- but if it's getting dark and the temp drops- you can move her if mama hasn't.

    Congrats on the new ones!
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    She will probably crawl under mom when she gets a little bit stronger. Mine did the same thing. Then figured out OH crawl under mom, its warm in there. [​IMG]

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