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Alpha hen interfering with hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needlefrau, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. needlefrau

    needlefrau In the Brooder

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    My first broody hen just hatched her first chick:D---I haven't seen it yet, just heard it---and our alpha, Nosy, climbed in the nest with her! I took Nosy out, but she climbed right back in! I haven't been able to find anything like this posted elsewhere. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    I seperate my broody hen from the rest of the flock.
    Who knows what the other hen might be thinking....maybe she is getting broody.the question is,are the chicks safe around the other chickens.
    Good Luck and Congrats on your hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. needlefrau

    needlefrau In the Brooder

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    Thank you.

    The chick seems fine---still chirping away---and Nosy left the nest. My son says Nosy was probably just being herself...nosy. I was afraid she might try to take over the hatch after all the work had been done. That would be so unfair!

    Sorry it took me so long to respond. My computer....is....going....s..l..o..w.
     

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