I have two broody bantys in the same box "pics"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by scgamecock, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC


    I'm not sure what breed she is but I think she's some sort of Duckwing and my black silkie has decided to join her. lol
    I just sold all of my bantams a few weeks ago and only kept about 10 hens.There's a chance their egg's may not be fertile but I plan on letting them have some large breed egg's that I have in the bator right now.
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Aww how cute, maybe they will share mothering duties too!
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I don't want anymore bantams right now especially since I only kept a couple and will be trying to convert that coop to a BBS Orp one.So I will try giving them some large eggs that I have cooking right now.
  4. Huny

    Huny Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    Just a word of caution. When we had this same thing happen, the babies when they were hatching the moms started fighting over the babies, tearing them in half and killing them. Watch close when they are hatched.
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Huny - thanks for the warning. I have several broodies right now and several of them are co-nesting. I hope they can get along well once the chicks hatch.

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