Broodies sharing clutch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenCanoe, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    How often have you had a broody and a second one decided she wanted to join the fun.

    They shared for a couple days. Now it seems like the first lost interest.
    An Ameraucana started and a frizzle took over.
  2. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chirping

    Apr 30, 2011
    i have a clutch right now thats getting sat on by three different birds. sometimes all at the same time!
  3. Captain Cluck

    Captain Cluck Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Central Florida
    I currently have 3 hens on one clutch of about 18 eggs give or take a few. [​IMG]

    About 30+ years ago, I had 9 hens on 27 eggs in one giant nest. [​IMG] They took turns setting and eating, and then claimed whatever babies hatched under them. That was a sight!
  4. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Songster

    May 19, 2011
    This happens alot here. The only problem is when the 1st hen's eggs hatch the second thinks that she can leave to and then you can lose some eggs. I have learned now to have an incubator on stand by.

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