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

shannoncat

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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?
 

sourland

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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.
 

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