hen is trying to kidnap our other hens chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by guesswhosechickens, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. guesswhosechickens

    guesswhosechickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2011
    SW Missouri (Crane)
    We have three hens all brooding and all should have there own hatch within a day or so. But one hen has had 2 hatch a one other pippin and our other hen who is much bigger has left her nest to try and take over the new chickswith force. if she would just wait a day should would have her own batch! what should we do we don't wanna loose her eggs or the oneleft under the small hen just cuz this hen is being crazy!
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    This does happen at times. You need to separate the hen with the chicks from the 'would be thief' ASAP

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