Looks like we may have 2 more broody Cuckoo Marans! Yay! If they are, I am hoping to put them in a partitioned portion of our small coop that is now housing the last broody and her chicks and the store bought chicks. I plan to integrate those two mini flocks together in about a week. The chicks are different ages, so will see how it goes. The broody has 9 chicks that will be 4 weeks old, and the 11 purchased chicks will be 7 weeks old. They have been in house and yard separated by chicken wire, and by that time they will have been housed that way for 3 weeks.
I can easily put the 2 new broody hens in one side and leave the wire up, but am wondering what you all think of just putting them in the house where the other broody and chicks are without separating them.
Their run is within our large run, so they are all near the existing older larger flock. All of our Cuckoo Marans are quiet and gentle birds...so far!
What do you think? Separate newly broody hens from the young mini flock...or chance it without separation chicken wire?