2 broody BO's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliejohnson805, May 27, 2017.

  1. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I put 2 broody hens in a cage together?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    One broody hen will sometimes get off her eggs when she hears the other hen's hatch.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I tried that once. I put them in a large dog crate, each with her own eggs and nest. They ended up breaking most of the eggs, and the ones that didn't break spoiled - I'm sure from bacteria from the broken ones. I would suggest not doing it.
     
  4. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm trying to break them from setting. I don't want chicks right now.
     

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