i wanna be a cowboy, baby ( HELL YEAH )
- Jun 15, 2020
Okay, one of my pullets when broody around 34 weeks old and i let her hatch them as a sort of test run before buying hatching eggs. I was lucky enough to have a coop that has a brooder in it, so mama remained in full view of the flock the whole time even though they couldn’t touch her. It’s been a week now since the youngest chick hatched ( almost 2 since the oldest ) and I opened the door to the brooder. There was some pecking at the broody, Nelly, but she was mostly left alone and so were her chicks; even the roosters ignored them. Though, one pullet/hen, Miss Prissy, kept pecking at the chicks and Nelly wouldnt chase her off like she did some of the others. That tells me Miss Prissy is higher in the pecking order than Nelly. Should I be worried about the chicks? It wasn’t hard pecking, but enough to get the chicks cheeping and scattering. She didn’t chase them either but would walk up to them to peck at them again.