3 broody hens + 1 nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Squawk Squad, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Squawk Squad

    Squawk Squad In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2009
    For some odd reason 3 of my silkie hens went broody at once all in one nest box. I was planning on letting them hatch some eggs and sell the chicks after they got to a certain age. But won't it be a little mixed up with 3 hens not knowing who's chicks are who's and the chicks not knowing which one is supposed to be their mother? I have heard of silkie hens raising chicks together, do you think that is what will end up happening?
  2. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    Bummer I thought this was going to be a thread about a new show on Fox.

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