What does momma do if you take away the only one chick she had?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mama2B&D&...Chickens, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only had one baby hatch out 4 days ago and a friend is interested n taking her...kinda makes me sad to take her from momma, but i know dh would feel better with the baby at another home...

    i just dont have experience with what momma will do? pitch a fit for awhile? [​IMG] Sorry for the silly Q [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    She will recover and will not "miss" it once it's gone. She may even try brooding another batch of eggs in a few weeks.

    I suggest removing the chick at night, as there is less stress involved for you and the birds.
     
  3. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would allow her to raise her only chick and then rehome the chick later, after the hen "weans" it. It's kinder to all involved.
     

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