Mama hen hatched her chicks but is still egg stealing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Amyh, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mama hen hatched out 2 chicks almost a week ago and she is continuing to steal eggs. The hens will lay them in the nesting boxes and mama will pull them into the main part of the coop and not only get them dirty, but she defends them. I have to use the ninja technique to collect eggs. [​IMG]

    Why is she still feeling broody? What can I do to change this behavior?
     
  2. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she still have the biddies with her if not let her raise them
     
  3. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is raising them. That's why I'm not sure why she's exhibiting this behavior.

    Anyone have any input??
     

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