lol...these broodies are hard work!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by possumhunter, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2010
    Okay, so after a few weeks of playing musical eggs and hens trying to take over boxes and then all 3 deciding to go first broody hatched out her 4 eggs yesterday.

    So now the hen next to her has decided that chicks look like more fun than eggs. When I got home from work today she had abandoned her nest box and had 3 of the chicks under her.

    Are the eggs done for now? Should I toss them or put them under broody #3 even tho the hatch dates are a week apart? How do I get her to stop taking the other birds chicks?

    I didn't realize this broody business was so much work!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Keep each broody enclosed in their own pen or cage, and they won't be playing musical eggs/chicks.

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