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chicks pecking each other in incubator

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is this normal? they've been in there about 18-20 hrs and i don't really want to take them out as other eggs are pipping/hatching still

 

is it normal for them to be pecking each other?

post #2 of 8
they will peck at each other a little, don't worry unless one shows injuries from being pecked on.

4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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thanks...it's nothing major, not like some of the bigger hens behave outside, but i just wanted to check it was normal smile.png

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if you do have to open your incubator, mist your eggs very lightly. use water that is close to hatch temperature.

4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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thank you smile.png

post #6 of 8

your welcome!

 

if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.

4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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4 daughters, 1 grand daughter, 1 wife, 1 son in law, some quail, some turkeys, 4 dogs, and around 45 breeds of chickens. lost count of my chickens about 200 birds ago. (im not a hatchery, im not obsessed, im not a horder, I just like to collect)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/from-chicken-hobby-to-chicken-business-in-4-years

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/772965/looking-for-plans-similar-to

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post #7 of 8
Hi, I have the same problem. .. but I have one real active, strong chick, picking at a pipped egg. Enough that the tiny hole filled with blood. Then it got even more aggressive with the hole. Hated to open the bator, but I made an executive decision on the spot and took it out. It's only 7 hours old, but dry and fluffy,and apparently hungry. It's in the brooder doing fine. Did I just do a very bad thing?
Eating eggs without the yolk is like drinking hot water and cream without the coffee. I have Bielefelders, Bresse, and Cream Legbar.
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Eating eggs without the yolk is like drinking hot water and cream without the coffee. I have Bielefelders, Bresse, and Cream Legbar.
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Totally off topic I love your signature!
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