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Broody question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mandolinmama, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got two hens that are trying to sit on the same nest. One will be on it all day long and when she tries to get up to go eat, the other will take over for her. Is that normal?
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Are there eggs in the nest?
     
  3. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she's sitting on eggs. Just a bit ago, I went out there and noticed that the other hen was sitting super close to the broody one almost like she's wanting to share the nest.
    This is my first time with a broody.
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like 2 broodys I think i would get more eggs so they both could set
     

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