2 broodies in 1 box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cornfedhogedito, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had an EE go broody on the first and had 2 eggs under her. About a week ago the game hen went broody and she is sitting with the other one.(same box)

    I ordered 25 chick's on the 1st and they should be here tomorrow in time for the first hen and eggs to hatch.

    Question is will the 2nd hen stop being broody (perfect world and all being equal) and help raise the 25 with the other hen?

    I'm planning on putting the chick's in at night in the coop and brood nest. Anything wrong with my plan? Other than its my plan!!

    Thanks and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    They could be rejected, so have a brooder ready as a plan B. It can be an unknown quantity as to whether both broodies will share mothering duties
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
  3. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Gamey (black) and Sunshine in back!
     

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