Two Hens sitting on one nest?

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

  1. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog In the Brooder

    May 21, 2008
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    It happens a LOT in my flock.

    Usually mine are able to hatch and raise chicks together just fine.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  4. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    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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