baby chick get attacked

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by melgirl, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. melgirl

    melgirl New Egg

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    hi my baby chick that is only 5 days old has been get it tail feathers have been pulled out by the mother who hatched the egg I don't know what to do
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    This happened to me last year. They were sneaky and hatched two chicks in the hay stack and then brought them into the coop. Two hens were fighting for custody and kept pecking the chick to bring it under her. One died and I ended up taking the other away and raising it with the group I had incubated. I would take it away from her or it might not survive.
     
  3. melgirl

    melgirl New Egg

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    ok thank you :p :D
     

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