I have 4 broody hens, each in their own box, in a building just for them and their babies. One of the hen's chicks have hatched, and the other three are still sitting on eggs (though one left her eggs to be a co-mama with another hen...).
One of the hens whose eggs has not hatched yet puffs up if the chicks come near her. She came off her eggs for water and when the chicks walked by, she froze and puffed way up. I've seen this several times over the past two days.
My questions is, is she showing signs that she will turn on her chicks when they hatch? Or does she just not like them because she knows they're not hers? I'm just wondering if I should take her out before her chicks hatch, and give the eggs to one of the other mamas.
Thank you so much!
Edited by KerenR - 4/20/16 at 6:07pm