First 2020 set broody

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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by KimChick » Sat May 16, 2020 7:30 pm

Today, when I put the hen out, she had a bit of a walk around. After a few minutes, another hen approached her. The other hen was greeted with a warning of puffed out feathers. The other hen turned and walked the other way. I would say both hens handled it very well.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by captivakennels » Sun May 17, 2020 3:58 am

very interesting this topic...I have put a bitch with a false pregnancy and full mother instinct ...gave her 2 rescues. Timing is quite different in dogs but would have a hard time with putting a hen on a different clutch when she left her own....mind
you most of my dogs whelp in my bedroom so what do I know... :)
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Farrier1987 » Sun May 17, 2020 8:26 am

Just set Blackiewackie on a nest in one of my maternity nest boxes. Had built a bowl shaped straw nest there and set the eggs in. Checked this morning, and she is off the nest. Dang! I thought,and reached into the next to see how cold the eggs were, and they were gone. She had moved them about 2 feet away and was on them there. Didnt like my decorating scheme I guess. Seems to be a woman thing.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Killerbunny » Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 pm

Here is the reason I didn't miss any of you too much! My girl Sister, a 6 year old hen hatched on Saturday. She is a great Mum and came from eggs that @windwalkingwolf sent me all those years ago. I just love this girl.
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I did hear a kerfuffle when Frank went to congratulate and ask who the Dad was. Not sure he understood there were 2 Dads and neither was him LOL!
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Killerbunny » Sat May 23, 2020 1:08 pm

A week old. Sister is teaching them life lessons.
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RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
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