2 Hen Sitting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Krazy, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Krazy

    Krazy In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2007
    Is this normal for 2 hens to sit on eggs in the next to each other? I'm surprise that they don't fight I think its funny. They both lay there eggs in there and they both sit on half the eggs. I guess they want to keep each other company like room mates? haha.

  2. lynnlee

    lynnlee Hatching

    Feb 28, 2008
    Sam Rayburn, Texas
    Seems like every year we have two hens that decide to set in the same box. I have never seen both of them off the nest at the same time. When they start hatching , i move one of them to a different area with the new chicks and leave the other on the nest. Works out good for everyone......
  3. miltont

    miltont Hatching

    Mar 8, 2008
    That is such a nice picture. Awww
  4. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I've only had that happen once and after all of the eggs hatched, they killed them. So it would probably be best to seperate them and give each of them half of the chicks. Great pic though.
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Last fall I had 2 hens sit together. They hatched the eggs fine, and I even threw in the babies I hatched. They had 19 babies total, and took care of them all. They just shared..[​IMG]

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