Entire Flock Raising a Clutch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. My broodie Sassy had been laying on 5 eggs. She lost two and now three left. However ,
    Everyonce in awhile Ill check up on her and there will be three hens in the nestbox. Then sassy will get out and another hen will go in and sit on them. Is it possible they are helping in trying to hatch theses eggs?
     
  2. I just went back in to find two hens laying on the clutch and one standing guard.
     
  3. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Songster

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    Sounds like they all are trying to hatch the clutch. I read a thread on here a while back that a BO duel nested and ended up hatching 17 out of 21 eggs!
     
  4. Wow ok! I was just making sure the other hens weren't trying to hurt them in any way
     
  5. Here's a picture [​IMG]
     
  6. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Songster

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    That is so funny! Beautiful mamas though!
     

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