I have two first-time broodies that decided to share a nest.
They have 4 eggs between them and are on day 10. I candled the eggs and they appear to be doing great. At first I thought that having the two share a nest could be great because they don't seem to mind each other and when one takes a break, the other is still there to tend to the eggs. Now I kind of wonder if this is a bad idea-- could there be a custody battle when the chicks hatch? Lol
I could separate them and give one a new set of eggs but I am not wanting too many chicks this winter.. This whole thing is kind of a trial for all of us.
I also am situated to take care of the little ones and provide heat for as long as they need, but will I need to intervene much or will the mommas be able to handle it this winter?
My coop is in the back of my garage and is pretty well insulated and also has good ventilation.
I have my fingers crossed for a good outcome, but this, I think will be a learning experience for both me and the girls