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

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    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

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    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

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    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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