Help me!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickarooo, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi BYC friends I'm new and got onto the website because I'm worried I have a tiny little pekin sitting on 6 eggs it's day 20 now nothing yet anyway I'm worried that my pekin is going to squash her babies because she is so little if she does stepped on one should I save the rest and take them from under her and inside? Also she is very aggressive and she pecks me like you wouldn't believe is there any way I can stop her from being so aggressive?

    Please help me out I seriously am desperate for some advice
     
  2. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like shes just being a good mama hen they will be agessive to anything threatening their clutch. and she should be just fine with the babies and wont squish any...shes doing what hens do. if shes in with other chickens thou you might end up seperating her and the chicks from the rest i have seen a baby squished when mama trys to fight off another chicken from the chicks but only rarly.
     
  3. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had her seperated since the start the reason I am worrying about this squashing thing is because I had a pekin and she was sitting on 9 eggs they all hatched but only one servived because she squished them
     
  4. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id still give it a try this one might be a better mom. if your still nervous about put them in a brooder. its really your choice.
     
  5. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I just candled them and all are fertile i just don't know what the air sack looks like so I'm a little confused
     
  6. Kaybug137

    Kaybug137 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't hatched ducks yet but just hatched chickens few months ago and I candled while the hatching process was going I saw the baby poke its head into the air sack spot and saw its breathing and movements it was quite cool, give them a day or so its a hard wait I know! Post pictures when they've hatched!
     
  7. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will sooo excited[​IMG]
     
  8. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was just wondering if anyone else has some chicks or ducklings due soon if so i would love to talk
     
  9. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im at the begining of my batch.. they are due sept 9th
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    mommas try to be really still and calm when hatching and don't even want to leave the nest. she is aggressive towards you because she is protecting her eggs, but that doesn't mean she will be mean to her babies. good luck!
     

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