two hens {bantams} sitting on one nest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glasstream89, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. glasstream89

    glasstream89 New Egg

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    i have two bantam hens, i dont know the specific breed as we got them from TSC and all it said was "mixed bantams", and they are both sitting on a nest together..... normal, abnormal?
    anyways, they hatched out about two days ago and i see why it took two of them, there are 18 live chicks.... wow.
    when we got them out of there today there were about 3 dead in the nest, looks like two got their eggs broken early and the other may have gotten trampled with so many in there.
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  2. FirewifeJess

    FirewifeJess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the back looks to be a bantam Brahma. Don't know about the other. But it's called co-mothering and it's done frequently. 18!!! That's a lot of chicks to be just the live ones! Congrats, they're adorable and I wish I had a broody!
     
  3. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've seen 2 hens on one nest before. I think it's cool how they sometimes work together like that. 18 live chicks is an amazing hatch for broodies, my last broody only hatched out 6. Anyways, congradulations on the little ones!
     
  4. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! amazing!
     
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow [​IMG] when u said 18 i freaked out!!! AMAZING!!!
     

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