Chicken Setting Habits

timalley

Hatching
8 Years
Jul 28, 2011
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Twice now Ive had a chicken setting on eggs and be joined by another hen, even after hatching they seem to raise and protect the babies together.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 3, 2009
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Some hens share a communal nest, hatch well and raise the chicks together. Others argue over the eggs, have a poor hatch rate, and fight over and injure the chicks. Generally it is best to seclude broody hens from interference from others.
 

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