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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by prof coop, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. prof coop

    prof coop Hatching

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    hi,
    i'm debbie from the uk.
    i was wondering if any body else had observed a hen helping her chicks,
    by pecking the shell whilst hatching? regards
     
  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] from Missouri!!
    I've never gotten to see chicks hatch, I always get out there when they're just starting to dry. [​IMG]
     
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina/fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. redturtle

    redturtle Songster

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    sorry cant help ya...just started w/ chixn this year...hope to start hatching next yr...but.................... [​IMG]
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    [​IMG] From Western Washington. I have never allowed the hens a whole lot of time with the chicks that I have allowed them to sit. I also can't see them very well, when they are sitting on their nests. I would think that it would depend on the hen herself, and it is not common to most hens.
     
  7. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

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    [​IMG] from ct
     
  8. prof coop

    prof coop Hatching

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    well thank you all for taking the time to say hi,
    and for the input, i was suprised to see it, she certainly wasn't gentle!
    regards
     
  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Good luck with your question.
    and a long distance welcome from Florida!
     

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