Broody hen adopted my Banties???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minkadink, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. minkadink

    minkadink Hatching

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    I have 2 banties and noticed that my one regular size hen that goes broody a lot was sharing a nest with her, even though the bantie used to pick on the full size. I keep taking out the eggs and picking them up and putting them outside. Then I noticed the reg. hen had the bantie tucked under her wing. Now the other bantie has joined them. She seems to be acting like a mom and the full grown banties are acting like babies!
    Should I be worried about this?
    Will they stop eventually?
    They are spending so much time in the nest I am a little worried.
    Thanks for any help.[​IMG]

    8 hens
    4 dogs
    1 horse
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    My guess is the banties jumped on the band wagon and are now broody under the standard.
     

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