The Broody Two Pic

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by WriterofWords, May 4, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Duchess the hen has decided to go broody on not only her eggs but whoever else is laying in that nest. Next to her is Midnight, one of my Malard/Runner hens who has also decided to do the broody thing. They are in the water trough feeder turned nest together staring at each other. When one gets up to eat or get water the other guards the nests!
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    Talk about differing species practicing teamwork!
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  2. Raina

    Raina Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww [​IMG]


    ute Pic [​IMG]
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They get along so well, it's cute to watch them. I was worried at first having two broodies in there especially of different species.
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats cute
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm just hoping they don't try to steal each others eggs, and I need to fence them off from everyone else.
     
  6. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is so neat I have never seen anything like that before I would not worry about fencing them off till they get closer to time to hatch
     
  7. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's so cool that they get along.[​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I was thinking of fencing them off because I have someone stealing eggs out of the broodies nests and eating them. I don't know who is doing it, but my other duck got off her nest and I caught several chickens eating an egg out of her nest about 10 feet from it but I don't know who took the egg from the nest.
     
  9. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Ha, I love it! I have a similar thing going on between my hen turkey and one of the muscovies. I don't think it will turn out well though.
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Why not??
     

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