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Crazy Broody's - sharing !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wildsky, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Here is the story and question.

    I have had two broody's for a while now, they have about 5 or 6 days till hatch (guinea eggs) one has 4 eggs the other girl has 7 eggs.

    Problem is, another chicken just went broody, a bantam and she has decided to share the nest with my BO (who has 7 eggs)

    Do I separate them? Give the other bantam and egg or two? Or do I leave them and let them share the babies?

    Weird chickens!!!!
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I would separate them ive heard that chickens aren't good at sharing babies !!!! as far as give her a few eggs if they are due to hatch in 5-6 I don't belive she will be broody long enough, a lot say a hen needs to be broody at least 2 weeks before having chicks !!! But I for sure would separate don't want anything bad to happen, and I wouldn't want to take the chance !!!
     

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