Hens taking advantage of the broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bisqit&Gravy, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    My big Ol' Hashbrown went broody on me again with only 2 eggs. We didn't want anymore chicks at this moment so we replaced the eggs with duck eggs..hehe. The little bantys kept laying where Hashbrown was and I kept taking them away.
    Hashbrown gets very angry if you touch her when she's sitting and she came out today to stretch her legs. I ran to the chicken pen to take a look and oh there's eggs everywhere!!!! Besides the 7 duck eggs there's atleast 12 banty eggs. Hashbrown ran back quicky, peeked me on my legs several times and got her big butt back on them. She also gave me her warning cluck not to touch her...hahaha

    Guess I'll leave them and remove ducklings after that hatch, if they hatch. I just hope the other hens stop laying in her house and go back to theirs.

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