Broody egg fight---Girls gone wild--broody chicken version

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by phalenbeck, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little Silkey that is/was broody on 4 eggs, and doing O.K. My little Cochin took over with her chick, forcing the silkey to try to hatch golf balls. Should I intervene, or just let the girls fight it out. The cochin was/is a good mom, and the Silkey was super protective till she got booted.
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    The cochin has a chick, and is trying to sit on eggs?
    I would say separate the silkie on a nest, and let her finish up. I dunno???
     
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Yeah, if the Cochin already has a chick at her side, she can't be a good mom to it and be on the eggs for weeks. Tell her to get her own!
     

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