My Hens are Sharing a clutch of eggs! what do I do!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frankie5316, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 hens are sitting on eggs in the same nest! is that ok~!? wat do i do?
     
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my ducks laid in the same nest and are taking turns sitting on the eggs. I wouldn't worry about it as long as they keep sitting on them and aren't bothering each other. if they are side by side, they can keep each other company. lol
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    search: sharing eggs or sharing a cluch of eggs, i just saw another post like this and alot of people said not good !!! I will try to find it and post it on here for you !!!
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I had 4 hens sitting on 2 eggs at one time. Both eggs hatched and I just put one of the hens in a pen with the chicks. They all got along fine togeather.
    My nest box is an old dresser so it was long enought they could sit side by side.

    Marsha
     
  5. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let them be. My friend Denise had 3 mille fleur bantams sit on a clutch of standard eggs! Those bantams hatched and raised about 3 barred rock chicks!
     

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