broody hen let to brood

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Re: broody hen let to brood

Post by Killerbunny » Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 am

My first broody had an "Auntie" come to help too when the chicks were a couple of weeks old.
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Re: broody hen let to brood

Post by ross » Fri May 05, 2017 9:14 am

Right now I have 2 Bantys sitting on eggs in same nest box . If they hatch it will be confusing on Mother's Day . Modern family 😄
Had this happen last year . 9 eggs hatched one hen ended up with 8 babies the other with 1 . Funny to watch at play time . Luck
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Re: broody hen let to brood

Post by ShaneB99 » Sat May 06, 2017 7:50 pm

I do it all the time too. In fact I've got 3 hatches of chicks right now and 5 broodies on nests all surrounded by other chickens, turkeys and ducks. Nobody bothers them at all.
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Re: broody hen let to brood

Post by Killerbunny » Sat May 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Hi Shane!
Are you the chap I know from another board?
Welcome!
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Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Trio of Blue Columbian Wyandottes
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
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