Originally Posted by cyborg
???? Now I have multiple hens trying to sit these eggs. Caught 3 hens in the nest box today, none of them the original splash Ameraucana. If these eggs hatch, who will claim to be the mama? They are barred Rock eggs, no barred Rock in this pen. Will all the hens herd these chicks around?
Will they fight over who gets the chicks? Do they recognize individual chicks and know which one is their own and send the rest packing? Do hens steal each other's chicks and the dominant hen will get them all? Will they raise them commune style with everyone sharing? I can't wait to find out!
Originally Posted by moms3cuties
that's too funny!!! It's a good question as to if all 3 hens will be mama's together!
You could take a picture of the Trio in question for us!!
Yeah; & I have a broody turkey!! Maxed out is an understatement my friend!
I saw @generaldsherman
mention naked neck chicks for sale...and I don't know where I'd put one! Honestly this is a TOUGH PROBLEM for us Fowl folk!!!
Yeah, that's what I need, some NN running around.
Originally Posted by BackyardMarana
My splash maran wants to go broody .
What am I going to do ??
I will have to many chicks..so now I have 52 6 weekers ,27 weekers ,and I now have 2 broody hens and about +60 eggs in the bator ..so 79 chicks total and the hens will maybe hatch another 20 and the bator let's say 50 (don't really now but usually I have good rates) so if everything goes good I will have 52+27+20+51=150 😱😵😨😱😨😵
That's what happens when I don't keep track ..what can I do with most chicks?
Hopefully there will be a lot of pullets so I can pick my next breeders
The extra cockerels make excellent stir fry when culled very young. Super tender meat. Just sayin....
Originally Posted by AZbirddad
Cock a dodl do, I don't have chickens right now but I rase fancy pigeons any other pigeon people on. Yee yee
I have a couple of pet doves, does that count? I have a one eyed pied ring neck and a crippled diamond dove that can't fly. I'd call my place the home for wayward animals, if I had to call it anything.