Chicken Setting Habits

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by timalley, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. timalley

    timalley New Egg

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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.[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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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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