What would you do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tazcat70, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have a Mama chicken who hatched 4 chicks. They are about 4 days old. Last night she only had 1 chick under her. One was about 2 feet away from her cheeping away, another was 2 feet in the other direction almost dead from the cold (they are outside) and I cannot find the fourth chick. I put the almost dead chick in the brooder, and the one that was still cheeping under mom, and moved them to the coop.

    My question is this....Would you take the chicks away from her?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I would go ahead and take them away.
     
  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I would take them from her. Some are good moms, some are not.
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    That is what I was thinking too. BTW, the little one in the brooder is doing great! I must have found her just in the nick of time!

    Thank you both!
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like the others said, I would take them away and raise them. Did you find the 4th?
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    No. I am beginning to think an animal might have gotten it. We have cats.
     
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to here that. Did you get the other 2 from mom yet? If so how are they doing?
     
  8. ROC4K

    ROC4K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    intervention [​IMG] some hens just don't care!
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Thanks for asking.

    Yes, I got them late this morning. They have adapted well to brooder life. [​IMG] Mom, called for a little bit, but by this evening she was done. She and another hen shared a hatching this summer and I thought she was a good momma, but it looks like the Cornish Game is the good momma....
     
  10. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope they are all doing well.
     

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