Broody hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lulubell15, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. lulubell15

    lulubell15 Chirping

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    I have been keeping a few hens for about four years now & one white leghorn has gone broody every year, successfully raising chicks each time. When she is ready to sit on eggs, I place another box in the run against the coop so she & the chicks are separated from the others, but still in the same area. They get the space under the main coop. Last year a white sussex also went broody but I didn't give her eggs to hatch. My question is if 2 (or more) of them go broody again, is it safe to leave them all together or will I need to seperate? The pictures give some idea of the coop & the run they have. The box I put in butts up to the green coop & fine wire fences in underneath, but it's only room for one. 2014-06-28 13.04.51.jpg 1st pic is four years ago when things were just being set up DSC_0119.JPG
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    You should be able to keep multiple broodies in the same area, as long as they are not sitting on the same nest.
     
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  3. lulubell15

    lulubell15 Chirping

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    Thanks very much for the fast reply. I'm just a bit concerned incase they turn on each other or the chicks (if any hatch).
     

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