Broody Hen harassed by other Hens!

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  1. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI ALL:

    Quick one here: I've got a hen who's been setting on a clutch of eggs and they're near fruition.
    Seems as if the other hens (3 Barred Rocks) are either VERY curious or attempting to disrupt the process -- they've been trying to wedge themselves near her and even attempted to sit on the eggs WITH her.
    Is this a problem?
    Should I separate them?
    Or is this just SOP?

    THANKS
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this problem too...my Broody actually moved to another nesting box, which was not the clutch I had collected for her...So I moved her into a seperate pen and she's doing very well now!...Although I'm only on day two, it's my first experience letting a broody have eggs...I'm nervous:barnie
     

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