Chicks are currently hatching- is it okay for my other chicken to sleep in the nesting box with the

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shannoncat, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. shannoncat

    shannoncat Chirping

    Nov 8, 2012
    I've got two silkie hens and one of my silkies was broody so we got her some eggs to hatch. Both my silkies sleep in the nesting box (a milk crate) but will this become a problem now that the chicks are hatching? Will she like, squish the chicks or something?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    When two hens share a nest there is always the possibility that eggs may be broken or chicks may be squished. I would isolate the second hen from the nest site until the chicks are a week old or so.
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake


    :bow all hail the broody magician and his super wise knowledge regarding all things broody!

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