A Broody Hen Hurts Its Baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyndatu, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2007
    My broody hen hurts its baby,when she scratches the soil she also:smacksratches its baby.The cute chick:jumpyis also so thin baby always falling onto the ground,the chick is so poor:oops:,I tried to get the chick but broody hen:cd almost peck me:mad:.So what should I do?[​IMG]
  2. Padre

    Padre Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    First off, if you want to take the chick, don't take no for an answer. Second, I know it hurts to see them "mistreated" but the little one has to learn somehow. Do what you think is best for all concerned.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    The animal kingdom is not like most of the human kingdom. Lessons are learned quickly. As long as there is no injury I would say it sounds like she's doing normal mama stuff.

    Think of a mama dog and how she scolds her pup with a good pinch and makes it yelp. While I think that was mean of her, she is teaching her pup proper behavior and order.

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