Broody Mum

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chanchick99, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Chanchick99

    Chanchick99 Just Hatched

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    Hi There, I'm Not Surr Which Thread To Post This In So Please Tell Me If I'm Wrong. I Have A New Broody Mum Who Hatched Chicks Out Yesterday And Last Night, She's Sitting On The Chicks And Keeping Them Warm But She Keeps Pecking Them When They Come Out From Underneath Her, I've Never Seen A Broody Do This Before, Is This Normal? Or Should I Be Worried.
     
  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a guess ... still chilly where you are maybe? Thinking she's chiding them to say under her where it is warm! Keep an eye on it, make sure no one is being injured. If they are, separate the babies and get them inside into a broader with a heat lamp, but give momma a chance first ... chickens usually know better than we do in these matters.

    Is she a first time momma?
     
  3. Chanchick99

    Chanchick99 Just Hatched

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    Yes She's A First Time Mum, She's Not Being Really Viscious But I Don't Want To Leave Her And She Hurts Them, Not Very Cold But She May Just Be Over Protective. I Will Keep An Eye On Her And Babies.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    She is not hurting them....She is hiding them from you...Leave her alone for the next couple of days and only go near her to feed and water...She needs and wants to protect her Chicks....
     

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