3 broody hens + 1 nest

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

  1. Squawk Squad

    Squawk Squad Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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