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Broody Hen knows best

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by darkmatter, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    I tend to let nature take its course with my Broodies, I've got two mother hens sharing 4 chicks right now that hatched a couple weeks ago---boy are they growing fast eating mulberries, bugs and grass. I still have two broodies sitting on eggs, this morning there was a egg pushed out of the nest of the broody that's closest to hatch date (should be this week). I was going to slip it back in the nest, then thought better and carried it outside the coop---------it exploded------I'm still washing the smell off.
    So......the moral of the story is.........trust the MotherHen and be careful around the "discards".
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Very good lesson, broodies have instinctual behaviour that we don't always catch on to right away. Happy scrubbing! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011

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