Chick hatched.. Mom pecking the heck out of it!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zebandamber04, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens sitting on the same eggs. We placed 6 under them. I checked today and I thought I heard something so I tried to left one of them up. I saw one chick and they started to both peck the heck out of it.
    I am trying to leave them alone, but wondering if I should remove the hatched chick before they peck it to death.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'd move the chick..and keep it warm under a heat lamp..
     
  3. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Then what... should I try to put it back under them later?
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I dont know...maybe you could try it later..(very carefully)
    but i wouldnt trust those moms right now...
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    but before you move the chick..make sure shes really pecking it to hurt it...know what i mean? maybe shes stopped now?
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't you move one of the hens? Somethere she can't get back on the nest.
     
  7. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the TWO hens have been together on the nest the entire time. So I am not going to move one of the hens. I am going to leave the chick and let nature take its course.
    I hope they were trying to get the chick under then again.
     
  8. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how is the new family? Is the still chick being pecked ?
     
  9. zebandamber04

    zebandamber04 Out Of The Brooder

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    No!! The two are doing great. I am so glad I let nature play out. There are two more chicks and one more looking like it's pecking through.
     
  10. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!! So glad to hear the family is growing!
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