Sick mother hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momuv3, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. momuv3

    momuv3 In the Brooder

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    I went to check on my brooding hen this afternoon and discovered a cute fluffy little chick. It may have hatched last night or early this morning. Unfortunately my hen seems to be sick. Messing all over the nest and remaining eggs. I am worried the new little one will get sick too. Should I remove it?
     
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    ten chicks Songster

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    Hens do not look after themselves when broody.Keep an eye on hen,DO NOT wash/wipe eggs,chick should be fine,mom should start to clean herself.
     
  3. momuv3

    momuv3 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your quick response! Washng the eggs was my next step. I am so anxious to get in there and clean up.
     

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