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Hey guys is it normal if my hen killed her 1st chick dat hatch lastnite and is eating it? this is her first batch n first chick should i be concerned n separate her from her eggs i dont no what to do
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Hey guys is it normal if my hen killed her 1st chick dat hatch lastnite and is eating it? this is her first batch n first chick should i be concerned n separate her from her eggs i dont no what to do


Not normal. Any hen that kills and eats her chick should not be a broody hen.  If possible remove the hen from her eggs and hatch the eggs under another broody or in an incubator.

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I will thank u could the other reason be my cage meet be to small
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I will thank u could the other reason be my cage meet be to small

In my opinion. No. Should any hen of mine kill her chicks, she will be gone or in the stew pot.
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Hi and welcome to BYC, and no, the size of the cage should not influence cannibalism. My broody hatches her chicks in a plastic basin with no problems at all.

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
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Nairobi, Kenya
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post #6 of 8
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Lol ya i was thinking bout dat too but she only killed dat one the second one is still alive if i wake up tomorrow n dat chick is dead i just going raise her chicks but the rest of the eggs didnt hatch she had 11 killed 1 1 hatched but the other 9 is still eggs how long does it take from wen the first egg hatches
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I answered you on your other thread.  

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