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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 808hawaiian, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. 808hawaiian

    808hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys is it normal if my hen killed her 1st chick dat hatch lastnite and is eating it? this is her first batch n first chick should i be concerned n separate her from her eggs i dont no what to do
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not normal. Any hen that kills and eats her chick should not be a broody hen. If possible remove the hen from her eggs and hatch the eggs under another broody or in an incubator.
     
  3. 808hawaiian

    808hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    I will thank u could the other reason be my cage meet be to small
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion. No. Should any hen of mine kill her chicks, she will be gone or in the stew pot.
     
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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC, and no, the size of the cage should not influence cannibalism. My broody hatches her chicks in a plastic basin with no problems at all.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  6. 808hawaiian

    808hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol ya i was thinking bout dat too but she only killed dat one the second one is still alive if i wake up tomorrow n dat chick is dead i just going raise her chicks but the rest of the eggs didnt hatch she had 11 killed 1 1 hatched but the other 9 is still eggs how long does it take from wen the first egg hatches
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    I answered you on your other thread.
     

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