Can broodies successfully share hatch?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    All three of my frizzle cochins have now gone broody but seem to have worked out some kind of deal where they rotate sitting on the nest. At first they were egg stealing from each other but then we made a "private" nest box for the original broody. Well at times all three of them are piled in there together. No one seems to mind and they also are rotating who is sitting on them while the other one or two gets up and eats, drinks, poos.

    Has anyone else had broodies co-hatch?
  2. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    my co-worker says her hens do it but not mine!
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    We have two Dutch Bamtam hens sharing a nest right now. I'll let you know.[​IMG]

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