Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shella, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. shella

    shella Songster

    Oct 27, 2010
    my chicken sat for 21 days and hatched four of the prettiest chicks i have ever seen .
    everything was fine for two days then i look and i cant see the chicks
    went up the garden and found them all dead they were close together
    the poor mother is running around like a lunatic if any of my other chickens or ducks
    evan looks at her she chases them down and wont stop till she catches them
    and gives them a good peck. she evan chased my large aylesbury duck
    and he ran for his life.
    could the mother have killed them or the rest of the flock
    they looked like they were pecked to death. this was my first broody
    and her first clutch
    next time i will separate them until fully feathered and introduce them back to the flock
    they were soooo pretty
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry for your loss, one of my broody slowly killed all of her 11 chicks once as well, she would pick on one until it died then choose another. [​IMG] Sending you my best wishes and healing vibes [​IMG]
  3. shella

    shella Songster

    Oct 27, 2010
    Quote:thank you i really really needed that [​IMG]
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I'm so sorry about your loss. [​IMG] From your discription, of the behavior of the hen, it sounds like the flock probably killed them and she continued to go after them after they were all dead.
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    Quote:My thoughts too, its so sad and im so sorry![​IMG]

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