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

Mama2B&D&...Chickens

Songster
9 Years
Feb 22, 2010
509
1
149
Plant City, FL.
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?
Sorry for the silly Q
 

Cuban Longtails

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
6,026
35
263
Northeast Texas
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.
 

EMaker

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 19, 2011
171
2
79
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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