Broody again with chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsmaonaigh, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. mrsmaonaigh

    mrsmaonaigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who just hatched chicks on the 8th. She is sitting in the nesting box again doing the broody thing. The chicks keep trying to hang out with her but she is in there all day. I have to poke her to get her off the nest. Is it possible that she wants to hatch more?
     
  2. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it seems possible.. if she has other eggs that are peeping at her she is trying to hatch them. but i'm no expert as all our chicks excpt 2 eggs were hatched when I discoverd we even had chickens at all!!!!. and they all hatched from my assumption on the 8th as well. but when I discoverd the chicken and chicks under our porch she already had 10 fluffballs. and I discoverd where the nest was and found 2 more eggs.. and she didnt sit on them all day she was out with the 10 hatchlings. but 1 of them eggs still hatched the fallowing monday the 11th.
     

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