Broody hen pecking hatching egg!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blarneyeggs, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 22, 2011
    Southeast PA
    Help! This is my first hatch. My broody hen is a white leghorn. One of the eggs is pretty far along in the hatching process, and Mom keeps pecking at it. Is this normal? Is she helping, or should I take egg away?
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Just let her be. I am honestly shocked though. Leghorns do not brood very often.. [​IMG]

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