Broody Hen pecking her own chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken from the hood, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Chicken from the hood

    Chicken from the hood Out Of The Brooder

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    So my hen Cleo went broody 3 weeks ago I put fertile eggs under they just hatched today and she started pecking them untill they went back under her [​IMG] I took the chick away and then she went back on the nest and started sitting again [​IMG] Why is she doing this [​IMG]
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    If i remember correctly, some hens will do that to keep the chicks under them to stay warm and they will usually stop when they get accustom to the chicks voice. Im not positive tho.
     
  3. Chicken from the hood

    Chicken from the hood Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I'll but 2 back under her, and see what happens.
     

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