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Two Hens + One Baby = Trouble (2 messages)
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VALERIEJ
Score: 1
Has anyone ever had this situation before? We have a small flock of three hens and one rooster. Two of the hens laid eggs in the same nesting box and they tag-teamed sitting on them. One hen would eat and go to the bathroom while the other sat on the eggs, and then they would switch. One egg finally hatched a couple of days ago. The rest of the eggs did not. Now these two hens are ferociously protective of the baby. They allow it to eat and drink, but they get pushy with each other when they want to sit on it. One hen actually gets on top of the other and they sit in a pile. The hens haven't hurt each other and the baby seems to be growing and getting along well. Is this normal? Should we intervene? If so, what do we do?
Thanks for any advice,
Valerie Jividen
8/5/2013 7:32 PM report abuse
JUSTIN6
Score: 9
lol you could take one of the hens out and she will go broody again faster.
2/17/2014 7:39 PM report abuse