Hatched chicks pecking at other eggs' pips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CackleberriesCrackMeUp!, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. CackleberriesCrackMeUp!

    CackleberriesCrackMeUp! In the Brooder

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    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!
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    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???
     
  3. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Songster

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    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.​
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They are fine. Doesn't hurt them at all to peck or roll them around some.
     
  5. CackleberriesCrackMeUp!

    CackleberriesCrackMeUp! In the Brooder

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    Quote:Sibling Rivalry already! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the reassurance!
     
  6. CackleberriesCrackMeUp!

    CackleberriesCrackMeUp! In the Brooder

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    Quote:LALADY! I've been waiting for an update on your other thread! So glad to hear you've had success! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. CackleberriesCrackMeUp!

    CackleberriesCrackMeUp! In the Brooder

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    Quote:South Central/Wichita

    What part of Mizzou are you in?

    Thanks for the bump!
     
  8. LALADY1101

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    CackleberriesCrackMeUp! :

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

    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.[​IMG]
     

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