Mama Hen crushes her baby chicks accidently every night!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Madiha Farhan, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Madiha Farhan

    Madiha Farhan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all its me after a long time but with a very sad case.. I hatched 7 chicks under mama hen.. All were safe first night under mama hen but the third morning I found 2 of them dead accidently crushed under mama hen. Again after few days I found one more baby crushed this morning.. It is so sad.. I dont want to loose 4 of them now.. suggest something.. There is no issue of coop size its large enough for them...
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    It doesn't sound right for a hen to kill so many chicks "accidently". If I were you I would remove the chicks and raise them in a brooder to prevent any more losses.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Is the nesting area where she sits sufficiently large? I'm just wondering that the chicks may be getting crushed due to that reason. Is it momma's first hatch?
     
  4. Madiha Farhan

    Madiha Farhan Out Of The Brooder

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    I've shifted baby chicks along with mama hen in the large room where there is enough space..
     

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