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momma hen picking at egg ?

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

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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