momma hen picking at egg ?

poultrykeeper08

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Feb 12, 2008
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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
 

airmom1c05

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Feb 3, 2008
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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.
 

Red

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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
 

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