Laying over a chicken that is already laying on her eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Idania, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Idania

    Idania New Egg

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    Hello,
    This is my first post.
    I have 3 chickens n one rooster [​IMG]
    One of my chickens has about 19 eggs and is already nesting
    Now, I just saw that another chicken was laying over her like taking over or something (I'm brand new at raising chickens) so I poured some food to get her out and I went to check on the eggs n found she had laid an egg, so I removed it. What could I do to keep her away from my nesting chicken???? :(
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless you separate her, you're not going to be able to keep her away permanently. Mark the eggs in the nest and remove the fresh ones daily.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    This.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    3 chickens and 19 eggs.....and how long has she been 'nesting'?
    Do you not remove eggs from nest(s) daily?
    Is she on the nest most the day and all night long?

    If you do indeed have a broody hen (not 'nesting') you'll need to do some management(as suggested by TKFG above).
     

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