New chicks and two mommas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RubberChickenLubber, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    Ok I had an australorpe hen go broody and she hatched 4 chicks. Shortly after they hatched another australorpe got in the nesting box. I went out just a bit ago and both the hens are taking care of the chicks. It's so funny, and the moms are getting along. Is it possible that the other was getting ready to go broody and her instincts kicked in with these chicks?
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    It is possible! I have two silkie hens that share three chicks. When one would get off the nest to eat, the other broody would steal the eggs...vice versa.

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