I forgot to add pics of the new babies.
You'd be better off just separating the hen and chicks, make a nest on the ground if need be and block off the nesting box. Put a milk crate sideways and put some bedding in it. If she rejects the chick, you need to get another one or two ASAP and raise them inside.Anyway, I'm thinking about letting the mother raise it, even though I'm worried about it. She's a first time mother and the nesting boxes are at least 2 ft high. I don't want it to get hurt ot killed.
Awesome! It seems like single chicks stay with mom for longer than average - and once she is weaned, you'll want to keep a special eye out since she doesn't have any same age siblings to lean on when momma bird moves on. Hopefully it goes smoothly!Mama and baby are doing well so far. They're in a segregation cage and seem to be happy. The baby is almost completely feathered out, but still tiny. Her siblings didn't make it, so it's just the very first chick to hatch and her momma.