hen killing chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bassim Ahmed, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Bassim Ahmed

    Bassim Ahmed Out Of The Brooder

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    will a hen kill her first hatched chicks?
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] It can happen. Some hens are just not good mommas. My friend's Cochin bantam rejected her 3 chicks and pecked at them. We put the chicks under my little mixed breed hen who had just hatched out 5 chicks of her own and she adopted them.
     
  3. Bassim Ahmed

    Bassim Ahmed Out Of The Brooder

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    wow , that is nice to here.
    thank you.
     

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