Broody pecking chick

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by kattington, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. kattington

    kattington Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2014
    I just went out to check on my broody who is on day 21. She had a newly hatched chick outside of the nest and was pecking it. I picked it up, and it was cold to the touch. I ran it inside and popped it in my incubator. One chick hatched under her earlier today, and now I'm not sure if I should pull that chick or just wait and see how she does. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
  2. sunshine ducky

    sunshine ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2012
    Hi There!

    To be on the safe side I would remove the chick from the broody mom, the description of the earlier chick sounded like it was on the verge of dying. However, your broody hen might realize the other chick is her offspring and would care for it; but That's a very slim chance of happening. I would still remove the baby chick from the broody mom to save them.

    Hoped this help!
    Sunshine Ducky

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