Can 2 hens withnewly hatched chicks share a coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dubbychick, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. dubbychick

    dubbychick New Egg

    Mar 10, 2016
    Tasman, New Zealand
    Hi there. We had a broody hen we stuck in a separate coop who has hatched two eggs. While she was broody, another one went broody, and has hatched two eggs in another coop. Is it possible to stick them both in the same coop with their babies, so the "other" non mummy hens can still have a home?? Plus it makes it easier for us for feeding etc. Any help very gratefully recieved. We don't want to put the two of them together and find they're nasty to each other or each others chicks. THANK YOU
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] The best thing to do would be to put them together in the coop and keep a close eye on them to see how they get on. If they know each other already, there shouldn't be a problem. I have kept a number of broody hens with their chicks together in enclosures with success before. They have the odd argument, but if you feed them separately and give them enough space to stay out of each others' feathers, they're mostly o.k.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    x2! Be ready to separate them if needed. Mary

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