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

zebandamber04

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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.
 

redhen

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

redhen

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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?
 

zebandamber04

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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.
 

zebandamber04

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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.
 

Kacey's Krazee's

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