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2 nesting hens???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LillianH85, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. LillianH85

    LillianH85 New Egg

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    I have a hen sitting on a nest of about 12 eggs for the last 2 weeks, I seperated her from the flock so she is in her on little house. Now I have her sister hen just started sitting in a nest, I would like to seperate this new hen from the flock to.
    My question is can I put these hens in the same house together they will have plenty of room and there is a box each but away from the rest??
     
  2. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will probably work out just fine, unless the two hens really don't get along normally. I have several bantams that regularly work together to brood eggs and mother the babies.

    Hmmm. I just noticed that you said the first hen had already been sitting for 2 weeks. That might cause some difficulties, I'm not sure. The second hen might see the chicks and want to abandon her eggs to try to care for them. I'm just really not certain. Hopefully someone else with more experience will chime in.
     

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