2 Broodies on the same nest??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melissabc, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. melissabc

    melissabc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 hens that are sitting in the same nest .. this is the first time I've ever had a hen want to hatch eggs . Is it going to be okay with 2 mama hens ? Will the babies follow both mothers around after they hatch ?? [​IMG]
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I would pull one of the hens off and break her of broodiness. Make certain remaining hen can cover all the eggs. Do a search on procedures for breaking broodiness.
     

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