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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