Mother German Roller hen fed the August 16th hatching chick the first few days but greatly decreased her feeding after that. So here we go again, hand feeding and it is nearly September.
This morning I noticed a long flight feather so it looks like she is finally calling it quits for this year. Unfortunately, when my husband tries to feed the chick, it tries to hide and he gets rather frustrated and worried that if he doesn't eat for him, he will not survive. In spite of its hiding and not eating well when I am working second shift, the parents are feeding some and it is growing just fine.