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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by 8machines View Post
 

I have a broody JG so we bought a chick one week ago. They were doing fine except the Mom got out of the coop, the chick followed and the chick was pecked by the other hens while the Mom was dust bathing. Now I am worried about the Mother pecking the chick so have them seperated. This poor little chick must be in pain. She is not eating or drinking. The mother is very upset to be seperated but will she peck the chick if I put her with it?


I have never experienced a scenario like this, but given how protective mothers are of their young, I tend to think she would not join the chick pecking club. I would put the chick back with mom and watch carefully.

Janet

Raising chickens, gardening, cooking, foraging for wild edibles, watching wildlife, and blogging about all of that, in and around our One Acre Farm.

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Janet

Raising chickens, gardening, cooking, foraging for wild edibles, watching wildlife, and blogging about all of that, in and around our One Acre Farm.

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post #22 of 25

I have 2 nhr, 2pr, and 2?'s (white rocks?), yesterday i noticed my bigger white rock was

bleeding, so i watched and didnt see anything. This morning I got up to find the smallest

nhr, pecking everyone and drawing blood, they are 14 weeks old and need to go out! I took

the bully out and put her in a cage near the others, but she looks real sad and i feel so

bad. She's just laying there doing nothing and when i look at her she turns away! The others

are happy and noones' fighting, i feel so guilty leaving her alone!!  Tomorrow is the big day, the 

coop will be ready by 9am. I cant wait to get them outside and let them roam around, Im hoping

it will be a cure all for Miss Freshy???  I bought my girls from a feed store in NH, and the man

who works there has had his girls outside since they were 4 weeks old! NH is pretty cold! Im a

new Mom and was too afraid to put them out so soon!  I think the pecking has more to do with

the need for space than breed! imo Good Luck Everyone :cd

post #23 of 25

That would be so horrible i could not stand a dead chick!!

post #24 of 25

What chicks chickens are broody

post #25 of 25
Hi all I have 4 chicks but I sadly had to swap one due to a bad lump on the neck. The chick I swaped her for is a barnevelder but my araucana is pecking her and pushing her around is this just because the barnevelder is a bit younger and new to the group we just got her today.
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