Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spoolin, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    palm bay, FL
    i have a hen broody since Monday, and i also have 1 orpington and 2 bantams which are separated from the broody. but my orpington is going crazy, she wants to lay in the nest. but i heard it wasn't a good idea to put them together, so i have them separate. do you think i should put the orpington with the broody together in the same section? or just keep them separate?
  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    For some reason my hens always want to lay beside the broody. But you need to keep them seperater\\d. Otherwise you have eggs that are like a week or more behind, and the broody will leave them once her chicks are born. Or she will stay on the eggs, and not give her chicks proper care.

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