Hatched chicks pecking at other eggs' pips?

CackleberriesCrackMeUp!

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 5, 2009
26
1
22
Kansas
This is my first hatch and I have a few chicks that have just hatched and they are pecking at some of the pips on the other eggs - trying to help their brothers and sisters I guess.

Is this ok? Or am I going to need to separate/move them early before they hurt one? I know we shouldn't peel or remove the shell early - so does this same rule apply to their siblings?

I'm assuming it's happened before in mother nature but the nervous newbie in me is just looking for verification.

Thanks for any info you can provide!
 

cjeanean

Can't Decide
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
2,643
12
201
Missouri
Hi neighbor!!! What part of KS??? Sorry I can't help, but I wanna give you a bump up....Mine will be on day 18 on wednesday, and this is a good newbie question!!! Can anyone answer???
 

LALADY1101

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
340
14
133
Lake Charles, LA
CackleberriesCrackMeUp! :

This is my first hatch and I have a few chicks that have just hatched and they are pecking at some of the pips on the other eggs - trying to help their brothers and sisters I guess.

Is this ok? Or am I going to need to separate/move them early before they hurt one? I know we shouldn't peel or remove the shell early - so does this same rule apply to their siblings?

I'm assuming it's happened before in mother nature but the nervous newbie in me is just looking for verification.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

I have 3 silkies that just hatched and they're doing the same thing.​
 

LALADY1101

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
340
14
133
Lake Charles, LA
CackleberriesCrackMeUp! :

Quote:LALADY! I've been waiting for an update on your other thread! So glad to hear you've had success! Congrats!


Thank you!!! I'm sorry! I think I have too many threads going at one time. I start a new one every time I have a question and then go back and check the other ones and usually respond to them also. I'm not sure what hijacking a thread means but I've probably done that too.
 

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