Broody buddies!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken farmer, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever had 2 hens go broody on the same nest and take care of the chicks together? I have 2 white silkie hens right now that are sitting together if you have tell about it and post pictures!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have had many instances of hens co brooding. Sometimes all goes well and they raise the chicks together with no problems. Sometimes they 'steal' eggs from one another and squabble causing cracked eggs and low hatch %. Sometimes all is fine until the chicks hatch and then they fight. Silkies are generally, in my experience, mellow, and yours may co brood and raise the chicks with no problems. Time will provide your answer.
     
  3. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I'm sure they will be great together
     

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