Homicidal Broody Hen

Hannahborsi

Hatching
Sep 24, 2021
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My broody bantam has been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks, yesterday an egg hatched and she tried to kill the chick. We tried to sneak it under her at night to get her to accept it but in the morning she tried to kill it again. Today she abandoned her other eggs, she still hasnt gone back to the nest. I moved the eggs under the heat lamp with the baby chick. Temp reads 101-102 where they are resting. Will the eggs still hatch?
 

Anime2lover

Crowing
Apr 17, 2019
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My broody bantam has been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks, yesterday an egg hatched and she tried to kill the chick. We tried to sneak it under her at night to get her to accept it but in the morning she tried to kill it again. Today she abandoned her other eggs, she still hasnt gone back to the nest. I moved the eggs under the heat lamp with the baby chick. Temp reads 101-102 where they are resting. Will the eggs still hatch?
Unfortunately not all hens make good moms. Trying to incubate and hatch under a heat lamp isn't impossible but it is more difficult. I'd suggest an incubator incase this happens again with a broody.
 

Feathercrazie

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Jun 3, 2021
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My broody bantam has been sitting on eggs for a couple of weeks, yesterday an egg hatched and she tried to kill the chick. We tried to sneak it under her at night to get her to accept it but in the morning she tried to kill it again. Today she abandoned her other eggs, she still hasnt gone back to the nest. I moved the eggs under the heat lamp with the baby chick. Temp reads 101-102 where they are resting. Will the eggs still hatch?
Very young hens will sometimes do this, also if a chick hatches with a deformity some hens will kill it or abandon it. A young hen with her first hatch sometimes thinks the chick is trying to steal her eggs and will attack it. Usually by the time she broods the second time she won't do this again. If she does it the second time she becomes chicken dumplings
 

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