Two Hens sitting on one nest?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickafoog, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog Out Of The Brooder

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    Two of our Buff Orpington hens are Broody on the same nest? What will happen? Will one fight the other to protect the chicks? HELP![​IMG]
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Separate them and divide the eggs between the two. Tha's all i can think of...
     
  3. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens a LOT in my flock.

    Usually mine are able to hatch and raise chicks together just fine.
     
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  4. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 broodies that were sitting a week apart. After the first one hatched her eggs, she climbed into the other broody's nest and helped sit on her eggs, with her 3 chicks.

    All eggs have hatched and both mama's are raising these little chicks. All are still in the pen, they are all getting along great.

    Mine are banty RIR mamas.
     

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