Had an odd thing happen. Anastasia went broody for the third time this year. I work 12 hr days and by the time I got to mark eggs there were 11 under her. Anyway when I checked yesterday 3 were hatched and 3 pipped. This morning there was 5 hatched and one in which nearly the whole shell was gone and I could see baby wiggling in the membranes. I thought, must be shrink-wrapped. But I picked it up and was able to easily peel the membranes away. They were not stuck to the chick. Would mom have removed all that shell? And I wonder if I left it alone would she have removed the membrane? Never seen that before. Fascinating.
Do chickens go broody together?
I have a standard Cochin and a Silkie that are sitting in the box together and chaae off the rest of the chickens when they go to the other boxes. it's annoying. I've been taking them off the box and locking them outside with the rest to range but they try to get back in the coop anyway they can.