- Apr 24, 2016
I have a pullet who went broody and I gave her 7 eggs to hatch. She has been quite diligent and I noticed today while gathering eggs added to the best that one of the eggs has cracked and a chick is hatching. This is great but the pullet that was sitting on the nest got kicked off today and one of my 5 year old hens is now sitting on it and seems like she intends to hatch them out. My question is should I try to return the nest to it's rightful owner? Will the new hen mother the chicks just as well if I let her keep them or is there any danger that she might harm then since she wasn't there for the whole process. The original broody being stubborn but lower on the totem pole moved on to another nest so I could theoretically move the eggs back to her. What would y'all do in this situation?