mom pecks new baby?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by erinm, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    Feb 24, 2007
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    So my baby hatched and now i just noticed that when mom sees it she pecks! if it is under her she just sits. I do not think she was pecking at my hand. It was clearly at the baby! What do I do? ErinM
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she a new mom?
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    If the chick just hatched, mama hen may be trying to keep it under her to make sure it is warm enough. We don't usually see newly hatched chicks at the feed dish until they are 2 or 3 days old.

    Keep an eye on her just to make sure she isn't injuring the chick.
     
  4. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    after a while i thought that might have been it as she kept doing it and it did look like she was trying to put it under. Erinm
     

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