HELP my chicks aren't hatching and over pretecting mom

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

  1. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody chicken sitting on eggs it is day 22 and nothing is happening. My broody hen Licorice is a first time mother she is very protective and pecks me like you wouldn't believe is there any way I can stop her fro being so protective? She is also a very small pekin and I am worried she is going to crush her chicks if she does should I take the others out and look after them myself? Or should I leave them with her? PLEASE help me out[​IMG]
     
  2. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone please help me
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd leave her alone and let her raise the babies. If she isn't doing well with them once they hatch, then remove them, but it sounds like she'll be a very fierce and protective mother.

    Sometimes chicks can take a little longer to hatch than the normal 21 days. I bet they'll hatch soon.
     
  4. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well thanks for the advice now I just have to wait
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waiting is the hardest part.
     
  6. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know but I heard some peeping so fingers crossed
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I second the just wait it out advice. 21 days for chickens is like 9 months for humans--some go early, some go late. Just let her do her thing and enjoy her babies.
     
  8. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks well it's day 21 so we will just see
     

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