2 Broody Hens... Staggered Hatch Date

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barefootmama85, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. barefootmama85

    barefootmama85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there all!

    I have a quick question,

    I have a broody that should be hatching her clutch any day now :D YAY!

    A second hen has just gone broody about 4 days ago.

    The question is.... Will the second hen continue to sit on her own clutch after the other hen's chicks hatch? Or will the little sounds of peeps stop her broodiness? Thanks for the help all!!
     
  2. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    do they live together or are they separate?
     
  3. barefootmama85

    barefootmama85 Out Of The Brooder

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    They live together, but I do have dog crates for hatching
     
  4. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    i would separate them so they cant hear or see each other or she might give up once she hears new chicks
     
  5. barefootmama85

    barefootmama85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn! Do you think having them both in separate, covered crates in the coop would be sufficient? Or should I take one gal and her whole nest out?
     
  6. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes that should be ok but you should move the first hen and chicks out when they hatch
     
  7. barefootmama85

    barefootmama85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, will do! I was hoping to keep everyone in the coop, usually the hens go broody around the same time, and a few lose interest early, so it's not a problem... besides, it's winter! Crazy girls!

    Thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it!
     
  8. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    post some pictures when they hatch i would love to see some pics
     
  9. barefootmama85

    barefootmama85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do! :D The kiddos are getting excited :D
     

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