Hen tries to kill incubator baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GoatWrangler, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. GoatWrangler

    GoatWrangler In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    I’m feeling sad & concerned. Our hen hatched 4 chicks, I was able to introduce the first incubator chick hatched a few days later with no problem. Yesterday I tried to introduce another newly hatched chick and the hen is pecking at it, she won’t accept it at all & May have actually pecked a hole in its neck. I have put the newest chick in a box under a warming light, but how will I integrate it with the flock?
    Advise appreciated, thank you!
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    You will have to hand raise this chick. I suggest that you get an other chick to raise with her. You might even choose one of the chicks from the hen's clutch. Or you could pick up one from the feed store (if they will let you purchase a single chick) But, you are going to need to see to it that the chick you add does not further injure the little one.

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