Bad mother?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jarcoo0153, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE hen and a maran hen that wanted to set so I let them, and they ended up hatching out three babies. They pecked them to death though! Is this because it is their first hatch or are they just bad mothers. I have a golden Phoenix hen that is a wonderful mother, and has never done such a thing! Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe they were fighting over the chicks?
     
  3. MadHatcher

    MadHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry that happened... I don't have any reason what could cause this, but hopefully someone else more experienced than me will know.

    Sounds awful. [​IMG]
     

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