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Broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lillysmom, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Lillysmom

    Lillysmom In the Brooder

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    I have a broody Orpington and put 6 fertile eggs under her. She was so loyal sitting on eggs, but when one hatched she attacked it. I grabbed the chick and other eggs and are going to raise them myself. Is this common? I was so upset she reacted this way!
     

  2. Very common...Some hens love eggs but not what comes out of them. Must of been her first hatch?
    She might be great with the rest but I would not trust her.
     

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