My hen is not letting me

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crystalchic, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    My hen just hatched a clutch and wont let me see her new chicks. When I try to see them she says sqwack! and ruffles her feathers like a pit bull
    However she is letting me give her food and water
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I got pecked a few dozen times by my broody, but once she saw that I was n't going to take the chicks she backed off. Then I took the chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    Aww Debi, shame on you. you gained her trust and stabbed her in the back. LOL
    I am going to let her raise her chicks for the first time. osh i hope all goes well
    besides i cant take pain so i wont be getting pecked
     
  4. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    so far Jezebell is being a good mother to the three that hatched. Last night I tried to take the rest of the eggs that were under her. She growled at me so I figured that I would take them this morning. I was to late. She and the chicks were on the coop floor and one of the eggs pipped but the chick inside was a goner.
    So far she is a good protective mother to the three
     

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