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My Hen Is Not Feeding Her Babies


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My Dad sugested I let the parents out in the aviary, as their cabinet is in the aviary and their are no birds in there, so I did, but they did not go back in the cabinet, so I have put them back in there and the hen is not feeding them, she has been back in for 4 hours

What do I do?

Is there something I could hand feed them with, from home, as we are a long way from town

Kirsty

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One thing you should NEVER do is change things amidst parents feeding or caring for babies or eggs..........BAD MOVE.

 

Reverse everything you have just done and see if the parents go back to routine.

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Thanks Kaz,

My Dad has been suggesting it for a while, and I didn't really think it would be okay, but I was stupid and did it anyway

 

I have put them back as they were, and the Hen has fed 2 of the 3 babies, so fingers crossed,

I will NEVER make that mistake again

 

Kirsty

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Kirsty...always double check advice with us on here. We know more here than most people :laughter:

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your very lucky the hen is feeding again :laughter: oh well now you know not to do that ayy lol goodluck with it all babe x x

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Sad news, I thought she had fed them but she hadnt, as she went in the nest box,

I left her as long as I thought would be okay, but had to bring them out to hand raise them,

the youngest one is now the oldest one in another nest, and I am hand feeding the two others.

Thanks KAZ, I will ask you guys first! I am sure you all know heaps more than most people. :)

 

Kirsty

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