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Broody pecking newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kattington, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. kattington

    kattington Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section, so I'm going to post it again here.

    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. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Check on her and see how she's doing with the other hatched chick(s). If she's o.k. with them, return the chick you removed when she's sleeping, just slip it under her and keep an eye in the morning to see how they're doing. The chick's instinct will tell it to be with and listen to mom, so as long as she's accepting, they'll be o.k. Good luck!
     
  3. kattington

    kattington Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! That's exactly what I did. They are doing great this morning. [​IMG]
     

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