I have had a broody hen for the last couple of weeks and never got round to breaking her. Howver she is the boss of the flock and as a result she was scaring the other hens off the adjacent nest box and one of my hens went missing. And egg production seemed to plummet.
However after moving some straw bales about i found my missing hen sat on 17 eggs :-( .
So seems as she has 17 embryos under her now i have decided to let her hatch them out. I took both broodies and put them in a seperate hen house with 8 eggs under one and 9 under the other.
My question is will they be happy with this arrangement when the chicks start arriving? Or will they attack / steal each others chicks?
I've only ever had one broody at a time so managing 2 at a time is new to me. Any tips would be much appreciated. :-)