Coop w/Broody or Brooder in house?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by audrey02026, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

    416
    6
    111
    Mar 25, 2011
    Dedham, Ma
    So I know i'm counting my chickens before they hatch but I was curious. I have a broody in a coop all by herself sitting on eggs. I also have eggs in an incubator set at the same time I gave her the eggs. I was planning on giving her all the babies that hatch thinking they are shipped eggs and they will probably be less than 50% hatch rate. I also have a bunch of eggs that I set today in another incubator and if I get a good hatch rate I will have too many for her to keep under her. I was wondering if I could still keep them in that coop with a heat lamp and not have to seperate anyone. I was origonally planning to keep all the babies in this coop instead of inside my house but then she went broody and I gave her that coop. Would she attack the new babies? they won't be more than 5 days apart in age? I can and will set up a brooder in my house before the hatch date just in case. Any thoughts of if I can keep all the chicks together if I make sure they have the heat they need??
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by