momma hen picking at egg ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrykeeper08, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I have 2 eggs that the chicks have already started to chip away at and thier beeks are poking out . The hen has started tp pick at the openings and the skin of the eggs and i think the chick but not sure but they strt to PEEP realy loud when she does . Is this normal or is she trying to kill the chick ? HELP
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    Wow! I don't know, but I would trust the mother hen's instincts. I can't imagine she would want to kill it unless she knows it's not strong enough to survive in the first place. Best wishes.
  3. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Is she maybe trying to help the little one out...?? I agree, trust the mother's instinct; unless someone else much wiser comes along and says something different [​IMG]

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