Earlier this summer we had a chicken that went broody. She wouldn’t leave the nesting box and every time we went to collect eggs from underneath her, she pecked us.
My children convinced me to let the chicken set on the eggs and hatch them. I agreed to it thinking nothing would happen. 21 days later, Rachel went out to collect eggs and heard a little squeaking. Lo and behold we have a baby chick!
The kids were so excited. We moved mom and baby to their own little area in the coop and momma was quite protective of that little chick. She shielded the chick whenever any of us came around or if another chicken tried to come close.
All we’ve done to care for this little chick and momma is make sure they have enough food and water, and momma chicken does all the work.
We don’t have to worry that the chick is warm enough or getting enough food. It’s been much easier hatching a chick than I originally thought. We may have to do this again sometime.
These days this little chick is about 3 months old and growing like a weed. She still sticks by her momma even though there are many times that Momma tries to ditch her. It’s pretty fun to watch this pair around the yard. So, what do you think? Hen or too?