Hatchery parasites or hatching organisms are organisms which are found among birds, fish and insects and have chosen a hatchery parasitism (hatching parasite) that can be considered a kind of kleptoparasitism, which is a strategy to grow by feeding their offspring into the host organisms and to lay their eggs in their nests or other species. In this way, parasites can use their time to seek and nourish more nutrients without making time for jobs such as parenting and growing puppies. They can also distribute the eggs in several nests to minimize the risk of destruction of eggs by threats such as raccoons. This type of behavior is detrimental to the host species, which usually results in an evolutionary arms race between the parasite and the host species.

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