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Help! Mum Pecking new chick (with video)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kirkyanne, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. kirkyanne

    kirkyanne In the Brooder

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    Hello my chicks are starting to hatch but the mum is pecking them. I have posted a video. I am not sure if she is just doing it so the chick will go back into the nest or something I should be worried about. My friend just informed me that her hens never do this, so now I am freaking out! Is this normal behaviour? My first hatch and first post here. Thanks in advance :)

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  2. kirkyanne

    kirkyanne In the Brooder

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    Don't worry she is no longer doing it after the second has hatched. I guess she was just telling the first chick to get back under and has started to figure out how to be a good mummy ;)
     

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