2 hens tryinf to brood same clutch of eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by r_gshellhammer, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. r_gshellhammer

    r_gshellhammer Hatching

    May 4, 2010
    i have to hens that r trying to sit the same clutch of eggs
    one hen is #1 in the peckung order and the other hen is #4
    when #1 leaves the box #4 jumps in and viseaversa sometime #1 will chase #4 out but ussually very agreeable situation my question is
    is this normal behavior?

  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Yes, it's normal. It doesn't always end well though. Fighting can escalate to the point of losing baby chicks, so, by day 18 it is best to have just one mom.

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