pecking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Is the mother hen sposed to peck at the little chick like it poped its head out from under her and she pecked her I was wondering if she did that telling the chick to go back under her or if she is not used to them and are trying to hurt them? Because if she is I have a brooder ready in the house with heat lamp and 2 other chicks
     
  2. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    Whoa. Not quite sure about your broody hen. In my experience, it's better to be safe than sorry: "When in doubt, get that brooder out!"
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Thank you I don't know if I will or not [​IMG] the broody is a BJG and has been sitting on this egg for 26 days it Just hatched today I would feel [​IMG] bad because she would just sit there even though there is no egg or chick.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

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