Help! My early bird in the bator is a bully!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bubra007, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bubra007

    bubra007 Songster

    May 5, 2009
    I've got 2 out so far, the first born is pecking the he!! out of a chick that just hatched! The newest chick obviously doesn't like it either, she tries to stumble out of the way just to be followed! What should I do! I know the bully must be doing this out of hunger....but I still have 11 to hatch!!
  2. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Songster

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
    Well .. I have never hatched eggs in a bator myself. I let nature take it's course, and let my hens have their way. Usually momma hen tends to any peckin' and such.
    But I would try to keep bully britches from pecking the sweetie. maybe a partition or something until the others hatch. [​IMG] Do you have their brooder set up yet.?
  3. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

    May 17, 2009
    Lake Forest Illinois
    just take the pecking one out. it is no big deal to open the bator for just a bit. just take him out quickly and put him in ur brooder [​IMG]

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