? about 2 hens sitting on eggs together. Not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pouletdile, May 16, 2011.

  1. pouletdile

    pouletdile Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    OK- here's another question that I have. For the last week or so I've had 3 hens sitting on eggs. Yesterday, another hen (the black australorp) joined in on sitting on one of the the hens eggs with her. There doesn't seem to be any issue between the two. Is this ok? should I take the 2nd hen off? Not really sure what to do, if anything.

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens


    Oh I am sorry...


    That is TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry I have no advice!

  3. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    I've had a buff orpington sitting on eggs for about 18 days, then I noticed her outside with the rest of the flock. When I went in to see about the eggs there was a RIR sitting on them. She's still there. The eggs should start hatching in the next day or so. She's sitting on a couple dozen, so if they all hatch we're gonna have an overflowing coop. There is also anoth Buff Orpington sitting in the same coop, but on another nest.

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