..WHY..why wouldn’t the hen adopt my chicks? They are so cute but this is an emotional roller-coaster ride. We got up this morning and 2 of the chicks were dead. I think it had to do with the hen attacking them the other day..neither of these 2 seemed the same after they were rejected. I went to bed last night and 1 seemed in trouble..not eating, not even staying in the warm area. Then in the morning..gone. One of the cute little no feathers on the neck chicks. Sad.
Other than that I really hate raising these chicks. they stink..they are up ALL night and they need constant care. I think I can safely say that this will be the last time chickens are ever in my house. I just hope this is the last of the losses. ..I just don’t have the setup to raise chicks by hand..power issues, small space and constantly out doing chores does not add up to a winning combination.