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Broody pecking newly hatched chick

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Thread Starter 

Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section, so I'm going to post it again here.

 

I just went out to check on my broody who is on day 21. She had a newly hatched chick outside of the nest and was pecking it. I picked it up, and it was cold to the touch. I ran it inside and popped it in my incubator. One chick hatched under her earlier today, and now I'm not sure if I should pull that chick or just wait and see how she does. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.

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Check on her and see how she's doing with the other hatched chick(s). If she's o.k. with them, return the chick you removed when she's sleeping, just slip it under her and keep an eye in the morning to see how they're doing. The chick's instinct will tell it to be with and listen to mom, so as long as she's accepting, they'll be o.k. Good luck!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Thanks!  That's exactly what I did.  They are doing great this morning.  :)

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Wheaten and Lavender Ameraucanas

and Saxony Ducks

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