Peeping chick - hen pecking it

Broody_hen

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 9, 2009
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Hi I have a broody sitting on 5 eggs. It is day 19 and 2 of them have pipped! When I last looked the first eggs had split a little and you could see some of the chick. I didn't touch it - only looking. The hen started violently pecking at the egg like it was attacking the chick or was she helping it along? Is she stressed maybe because I disturbed her? Any advice gratefully received!
 

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