Clepto cochin broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kickinchicken, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam cochin broody is insistent on stealing the eggs my Sebright has been sitting on for the past 2 weeks. [​IMG] I had one large community nest box, about 4 feet long...I divided it into 3 boxes this morning.
    But the stinker is still trying to get her fat butt in my Sebright's box to steal her eggs. She has her own 2 eggs! Ugh! I had to toss her out of the Sebright's box like 8 times in the 3 minutes it took me to install the dividers. She FINALLY settled down after the dividers were installed and I put the eggs just out of her reach. I guess the act of moving them under her is what made her happy.

    This is my first time with broodies and I am having a ball! [​IMG]

    By this time next week, I should have at least one chick pipping! Yay! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If she continues the behavior, you may need to remove her from the coop, or the seabright won't hatch any.


    Good luck!
     
  3. cleoandtheo

    cleoandtheo Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a fun problem to have.
     
  4. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am brainstorming a separation of the current configuration of our coop. The Sebright will have her own area by tomorrow! But, I did check on them this afternoon and they are in their respective boxes. So, perhaps the cochin will lay off...no pun intended! [​IMG]
     

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