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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shadypineschooks, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. shadypineschooks

    shadypineschooks In the Brooder

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    Hello!

    I have a small backyard flock of four hens. Two of which are co-brooding a clutch of eggs! From day one they have kept themselves snuggled side by side. So I let them be. I am interested to learn if others have experienced this and have posted over on the broodies thread as well.

    Looking forward to meeting you!
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. I have no experience with the situation you describe but others will help share theirs, I’m sure.

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    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  4. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Hi there and welcome to BYC, eggicted to have you here with us

    Occasionally have had it happen but if they are both sitting there is a problem sometimes to watch for as they can fight over the chicks and accidently kill them, when it was just one brooding and her friend sat with her didn't have any problem, they were just inseperable so when one friend went broody the other sat there with her, she would get up and got to laying boxes when she needed to then right back with her best friend
     
  5. Quackter

    Quackter Songster

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    Welcome to the forum. The best group of sticky-shoed people you'll find anywhere. :)
    I've personally have never seen them brood together, had them fight over the clutches, and evens seen bantams fight over chicks. Sounds interesting and cool.

    Maybe someone else may know more on it specifically, but I'd be leery when they hatch, chicks might get hurt in the argument of who's mama?
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with the dual broody hatch!
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Good luck with with your broodies
     
  8. shadypineschooks

    shadypineschooks In the Brooder

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  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation - :fl for a successful hatch.
     

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