What do i do

Mustbebunnies

Hatching
Oct 31, 2018
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So i have 5 chickens laying on eggs they all swap nests now and again 3baby chicks have hatched no problem they all get along.Ive since had 2 new hachlings they killed one and are pecking at the others head what do i do can i take them from there mothers straight away?
 

JaeG

Crossing the Road
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Yes you can take them from their mothers and put them in a brooder with a heat source if their lives are in danger. Chickens can be frustrating sometimes.
 

Feather Hearts

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Thank you im looking in to a brooder should i leave the first 3 or remove them as well as there seems to be no problem there

If they are dry, fluffy and ready to walk, then I would take them and their mother off of nest and put them in a different pen/coop. Could you take a picture of the hens in the nest and post it here? That may help us know the situation a little better.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
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8 Years
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How many broodies do you have setting eggs?
Do you know when they are all due to hatch?
Separate the broody birds and their eggs or remove chicks.
Sounds like a real mess!

Welcome to BYC!
 

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