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    Question I'm sucha a worry wart but maybe you can help me

    Vandal and Chases 2nd clutch have hatched. 3 seemingly healthy beautiful pink babies out of five eggs. Our problem is that baby #1 is a full week and 2 days older than babies #2 & #3. We have a plethera of worries, mostly about their size difference. Anyone who' s ever had these little miracles in their lives knows that there is a BIG difference in size from 1-2 days and 1 week 2 days.

    So, my questions are, in your oppinion and experience, as Baby #1 is so much larger than 2&3 won't he be more demanding and prominent takeing a up all the feedings b/c he is so much bigger and seemingly more insistent? Should we concider pulling Baby#1 for hand feeding (it will be our first time). Am I worried for no reason? Should I just leave them be and let nature run it's course?

    I just want all babies to have a full & fair chance at surviving. They deserve that.

    Thanks in advance for your guidance.

    Yvonne.

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    Re: I'm sucha a worry wart but maybe you can help me

    Just let nature take its course. I've had hens raise 7 or so babies... all hatching every day or 2... so imagine how big that old one was when the youngest hatched. A regular clutch is 4 babies but some can do more, some cant even do 4. With only 3-4 babies in your clutch, the youngest wont have a problem getting food.

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