Dueling Broodies-Funny Pic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. i've had a broody silkie for a while now so gave her a clutch of fertile hatching eggs last week. Opened the door to the nest box just now to find three puffed up broody hens, screeching their heads off, dog-piled on top of the eggs.

    i either need a bigger nest box, or more eggs!

  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    cute pic but I feel bad for the babies - when they hatch they are going to ask " whos my mommy???"

  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My uncle had 2 hens fight over the same nest. Only one chick hatched and both hens claimed it. Anytime it peeped in the coop, both birds would come to its rescue. NOBODY messed with that chick!
  4. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Haha, that is cute! [​IMG]
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Quote:then you will have to write a children's book called "Are You My Mother".....oh no wait thats been done....
  6. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    That is just toooo funny!!!
  7. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:Surely by now you know the answer to that dilemma!!! We need some hatching eggs over here -- who's ready to ship? [​IMG]
  8. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    i can just imagine the dialogue...

    Hen 1: hey girl, these aren't your eggs!
    Hen 2: no i laid them!
    Hen 1: GET OUT!
    Hen 2: NO YOU GET OUT

    fluffing and screaming begins

    Hen 3: Hey girls i actually laid those eggs..

    Hen 3: IF I HAVE TO!

    Squabbling ensues

    human comes in and snaps shots...
  9. Well, after i opened the door and let the light in, Dusty could see well enough to start pecking Carmen on the head. So i took my shots and quickly closed the door. Eventually Carmen and Guenevere came back out and left Dusty with the eggs.

    Now, i have Angelica on the other end of the coop attempting to hatch straw. She isn't the brightest bulb in the pack, but very scary. She'll peck your hand off if you try to reach under her to check for eggs (there aren't any - but she doesn't seem to know that).

  10. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007

    That happened to me, too.

    Heidi got broody...followed by Domino, Bright Eyes, and Moma Hattie (RIP...dog attack last Sunday).

    What's really funny is when one gets off the nest...the others will steal her eggs...and vice versa for each time another lady leaves the nest.

    That's what mine did, anyway.

    Even funnier...when the chicks hatched...it was all left to Heidi...check it out. hehehehe


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