broody stealing others eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spish, May 19, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have a large hen house for 15 hens and 1 rooster.
    at the moment theres one broody in there sitting on eggs, she went in just two days ago but already has 10 eggs under her, i think she's stealing the other girls eggs. will she keep doing this? should i take some eggs off her?
    should i remove her from the house?
    if i leave her where she is will the roo attack the chicks when they hatch?
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
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    Quote:How long has your hen been broody?
    It depends on your roo's personality, I would suggest separating her and having her own raising pen.
    She might be stealing but that depends on how long she has been broody.
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    she was out and about monday like normal and took to 'the nest' early tuesday and hasnt came out since. i though chickens laid an egg a day hence why i think shes stealing others..
     

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