3 Moma hens - 1 nest !

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pdbantam, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. pdbantam

    pdbantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my mom's birds. As it turns out, 3 hens decided they would all have the same nest / feed tub to hatch babies. At first it was the twin sisters and then red decides to join in. It was so funny. Whenever one or two would leave the nest, when they got back on they would dig some eggs out from under whoever stayed on the nest because she would have put them all under her. So then some chicks hatched and mom put 1 hen (pictured below) in a separate place and now 2 are left on the nest. I guess the other twin will get the next chicks and red will get the last ones [​IMG]

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    This one got the first chicks to hatch. I guess the next chicks go to one of the others[​IMG]

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  2. FarmTillURdead

    FarmTillURdead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Really sweet! I would have never known how to work that out!!
     

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