Can two broody hens raise chicks in the same shed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Can two broody hens raise chicks in the same shed?
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes

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  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Quote:thats a yes
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    so they will not bully or steal each others chicks?
     
  5. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually they are fine. They might bicker but I have had 9 brood in the same coop and three brood in the same nest!
     
  6. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    ok thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your Welcome!!! [​IMG] I would just keep an eye on them at first to be sure they are OK with each other but mine have all been OK. The ones that brooded in the same nest all raised the chicks together.
     
  8. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow... you are gonna hae a whole lot of birds!!
     

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