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 Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    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? [​IMG] Sorry for the silly Q [​IMG]
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    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.
  3. EMaker

    EMaker Chirping

    Aug 19, 2011
    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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