Crazy Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ricklo, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. ricklo

    ricklo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yesterday we hatched out 2 chicken chicks and 5 turkey polts under a regular size Chicken (I do it also with my Banty hens).
    Today we went and put her and the chicks in a brood pen. I checked her later and she was pecking the babys very bad , it did not make a difference if it was a chick or turkey.
    Last week I had a banty hen hatch one turkey and 2 chicks,so I tried and put the new ones with her, she accepted the 6 new ones today and all is fine.
    I guess I will keep the Regular hen locked up in a Broddy pen for a week and let the banty raise them.[​IMG]
    Anyone else have a problem with a hen before![​IMG]
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Is this her first clutch?
     
  3. ricklo

    ricklo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it is.
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Chalk it up to inexperience and let her have a go again some time. I bet she gets better.
     

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