Hey RodneyRooster I am pleased Miss Vonte is staying put!
I have read many stories of successfully hatching with two broodys and an equal amount of not so successful hatches.
I have a friend whose two broody’s co-parented their hatches at the same time but another friend who lost a couple of chicks in a turf war between the two broody’s
I believe a lot depends on your flock and your set up. Knowing my flock and my set up, I would not risk it but that does not mean it is not worth a try .. if you do decide to go down that path, I would ensure I had a Plan B ready to go if it does not work out.
I keep mine separated. Even when they start getting out and about I have had babies pecked by squabbling mums and jealous onlookers. Depends a lot I think on who is the top of the pecking order. Nobody messed with my departed top girl Harriet and her babies - but when poor Splash lower down the chain had a clutch her bubs weren't so lucky. Not hurt, but not nice.ever since then I play it safe. It's more when they hatch I worry about.
Thanks! Might have to work on securing that other chook yard much sooner than expected then! Wasnt gonna worry about it til autumn haha. If another does go broody I will make sure I put her elsewhere to Miss Vonte. Thanks for the detailed advice.
So proud of my girl!!
I have no idea about the treated pine convo, only what ive read online. I always go for the natural option tho. I guess all the posts weve used for our fencing is treated and they hang around them without any issues