lol...these broodies are hard work!

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

  1. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so after a few weeks of playing musical eggs and hens trying to take over boxes and then all 3 deciding to go broody...my 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

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    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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