What would y'all do?

lilwanderer

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Apr 7, 2022
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I have a hen who clearly wants chicks as she already calls them when she hears them even though they haven't hatched yet. Although, when she sees where they've pipped she wants to peck the egg, and im afraid she may hurt the chick in doing so. Anything that can be done?
 
So, she's sitting on the eggs now?

It's common for a broody to talk to the chicks while they are still in the egg.

Let her do her thing and see how it goes. Broody's can get stressed out by a lot of human interaction while chicks are hatching.
 
So, she's sitting on the eggs now?

It's common for a broody to talk to the chicks while they are still in the egg.

Let her do her thing and see how it goes. Broody's can get stressed out by a lot of human interaction while chicks are hatching.
I dont mess with her often, I just happened to notice her pecking at the eggs where the chicks have pipped.
 

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