Broody hens and other chicken’s eggs

Jasperina

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my broody hens somehow end up with the other chicken’s eggs to sit on. I can tell because everyone lays different colored eggs. How do they physically get other eggs into a whole different nest box?
 

3KillerBs

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I don't know how far a hen can travel this way, but when my dark Brahma was broody I saw her holding an egg in between her wing and her body.

She hid them from me that way and managed to hatch a surprise chick even though I thought I'd taken out all the eggs daily.
 

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