Hen picking on her 2 chicks!

My broody hen hatched out a chick the other day and I decided I was going to buy more for her to adopt. She took them fine and now I have her in a...
By Darren Leonard · May 13, 2019 · ·
  1. Darren Leonard
    My broody hen hatched out a chick the other day and I decided I was going to buy more for her to adopt. She took them fine and now I have her in a big chicken tractor with 5 chicks. The chicks I bought were 2 weeks old so they're a little bit older than her chick. She took 2 of them fine but she seems to be leaving 2 behind and when I move them over to her she pecks their necks. When she moves away they dont know what to do they just dont move at all. Help!

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  1. TropicalBabies
    Sounds like they are your baby chicks now. I would not force her to bond, she has rejected them. I would care for them myself and then intro when they are big enough. So get your brooder ready. :thumbsup
    My hen pecked a few of her chicks to death. I quickly removed everyone out including unhatched egg and she was pecking them on their way out. Broke my heart because it was from a rooster that i loved and had been killed (by a stupid jerkface dog owner psychopath). She had been a fantastic mother in the past, neither clutch had been from her, she was a surrogate. I've seen the wild chickens reject certain chicks for whatever reasons, maybe another hen laying in her nest and the chicks die.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
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