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chicks pecking each other in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandymoo, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. mandymoo

    mandymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this normal? they've been in there about 18-20 hrs and i don't really want to take them out as other eggs are pipping/hatching still

    is it normal for them to be pecking each other?
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will peck at each other a little, don't worry unless one shows injuries from being pecked on.
     
  3. mandymoo

    mandymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks...it's nothing major, not like some of the bigger hens behave outside, but i just wanted to check it was normal [​IMG]
     
  4. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you do have to open your incubator, mist your eggs very lightly. use water that is close to hatch temperature.
     
  5. mandymoo

    mandymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your welcome!

    if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.
     
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  7. btrbeana

    btrbeana Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have the same problem. .. but I have one real active, strong chick, picking at a pipped egg. Enough that the tiny hole filled with blood. Then it got even more aggressive with the hole. Hated to open the bator, but I made an executive decision on the spot and took it out. It's only 7 hours old, but dry and fluffy,and apparently hungry. It's in the brooder doing fine. Did I just do a very bad thing?
     
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    Totally off topic I love your signature!
     

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