Breaking up 2 broody's at once?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by naturemom, May 15, 2008.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    One of my hens is broody (for the 3rd time this year), so I've moved her to a wire-floored rabbit cage. Now I've got onother broody hen, and only the 1 rabbit cage. Can I put them in there together, or will they peck each other?
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Benson, NC
    I am not sure, I havent read any threads or had experience with this...but the threads I have read talked about 2 or more hens sitting on the same eggs, so I am thinking its fine. Will they have 2 different nest boxes?
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Right now I have 2 broody hens. I put them both into 1 pen, but they have 2 separate bins they are sitting in. I have one towards the back and one towards the front, with their food and water in between.

    They spend so much time sitting on their eggs, they don't bother each other, even when they both eat and drink at the same time.

    Good luck!! [​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    They will be fine. My broodies kept convincing each other to sit.

    First it was one, I kicked it out again and again, then there was two!!!

    I got the two to stop with lots of locking out of nests and a third went broody!!!! Was a bit late starting to break her and the first two went broody!!! So I had three broodies!!!!

    Then I sold one of the broodies, and now one of the origionals and a different hen are broody. [​IMG]

    That is what I get for getting non production type birds....My production coops rarely get a broody.
  5. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    Well, so far so good. They are together in the cage, and both are mad a heck, but not at each other.

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