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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Advice please!

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been on here last. My chicks that we got last year are doing spectacular. One of them ended up being beautiful Rooster. Aptly named, Mr.Pretty boy. Think you can all guess why ;)
Soo, Mr.Pretty boy has been busy. We have 5 chicks now. My parents went and got 6 more chicks. 3 of them are yellow English Cornish game birds? The others are araucanas and RIR. Problem, Mommy won't accept the yellow ones. She keeps pecking at them. I turned off the lamp and slipped them under her. The second she sees them under the light she starts pecking. Is there anyway we can get them accepted? I didn't wait until night but tried to simulate night by turning out the lamp. They are in a darker area so it's quite dark.

Sorry for the rambling.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-20-2014, 12:03 AM
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She knows they're not her chicks, so stop trying to get her to accept them. They'll be fine not having a mother. Hatchery chicks never meet theirs, anyway.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-20-2014, 01:31 AM
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Keep the new ones under the lamp for warmth. That Hen will not accept those chicks.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-20-2014, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, thanks everyone. Told my dad the same thing but he's bent on trying to get them to accept her. They under a heat lamp right now. The one with their mother will need a heat lamp as well or will they be okay without one?

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-20-2014, 02:17 PM
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All they need is the hen. They will tuck under her when it gets cold.
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