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HELP!!Two broodys!!HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeevesrules, May 21, 2011.

  1. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Otley, Leeds, England
    On monday by welsummer Hen went broody, and Is now on her 4th day of incubation. But today my austrolorp decided she wanted my broodys eggs to sit on!![​IMG] I have blocked her off the nest but I was wondering if I should let them share eggs?? Please help!! I can get more eggs for her of necessary.

  2. vanalpaca

    vanalpaca Songster

    Mar 18, 2011
    Clyde in NW Ohio
    My hens lay all their eggs in the broodies nest and she just tucks them under. I have heard suggestions here to put a broodie in a pen of her own where she has food and water near her nest and that way the others leave her alone.

    If they are going to 'fight' over the eggs and cause a ruckus, then scrambled eggs might happen. So if you want a successful hatch, you could try separation. If they are just trying to share the same nestbox in a friendly manner, then that is probably ok.

    Hens often share nestboxes and steal eggs back and forth when they are broodie.
    Last edited: May 21, 2011

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