Hens Sitting on nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mommachick, May 24, 2010.

  1. mommachick

    mommachick Hatching

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    I have 2 chickens sitting on separate nests. When I checked on them, with still a week before hatching, #2 chicken was sitting on the floor of the house and #1 chicken was on #2's nest. Need advice on what to do?!
     
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Separate them. Each hen should have her own separate area with food/water and her own nest. Keeping them together you run the risk of them fighting over the chicks as they hatch and killing them.

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