Blood thirsty broodies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheila3935, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I have 2 D'Anvers that went broody within a week of each other. They have been sharing the nest the whole time. Today the chicks started to hatch. I went out a few minutes ago and they had pecked 2 of them so bad they had to be culled. One was almost dead anyway, so I brought the 2 remaining in and the last egg that has pipped. They are not going to hurt the others. Why would they do this. I know the one that hatched early this morning was doing real well and was so beautiful. [​IMG] Dh was really upset at having to put them down. He is so mad at those girls.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I had a broody do this once, also in very hot weather like this. They do strange things. I have no idea whether the weather has anything to do with it or not. Of course there could have been something wrong with both chicks and she sensed this, or simply thought something was wrong.

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