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Mum picking on her babies?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jurassiccoast, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. jurassiccoast

    jurassiccoast Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I need advice please. We have 3 feathered babies 1 is a cockerel, and their mum appears to be picking in them! Occasionally even pulling a feather or 2 out!
    Mum used to be at the bottom of the pecking order but clearly she is further up the train now!- should I be concerned about her actions towards her own babies!!??
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You don't mention how old the chicks are. She may very well be weaning them.
     
  3. jurassiccoast

    jurassiccoast Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops! They are about 16weeks now. ....
     
  4. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess, she is weaning them. One of my girls hatched out 8.after three weeks she starting chasing and pecking them. I had to separated them from her.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's weaning them.
     
  6. jurassiccoast

    jurassiccoast Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your responses, I'm assuming that I just leave them to it then unless it gets out of hand?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep, they'll sort things out.
     

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