when you are saying "brooding" are you talking about like when the broody is trying to incubate her eggs? Or when the chicks are hatched already and you put them in a brood pen/box? @HuntmasterI wouldn't worry about a run if it is just for brooding for first week or so.
No sorry if I confused anyone. I say nesting/incubating for hatching process, and brooding/brooder for after hatching.oh okay! Your correct then they don't need a run because most of the time they just sleep. I thought you were talking about when the broody in trying to incubate her eggs
Yes it looks alright, are any chickens using that location to sleep/roost on right now? Or did you just build it specifically for the chicks? Sorry for any confusion I make.Lightbulb moment. What if I built an area under their roost bars for this purpose, exactly? As you can see in my very advanced sketch attached, the lime green box with chicken wire attached to show what I’m talking about.
or is this not enough space? Goodness. This is quite overwhelming.
OP already said she doesn't like the thought of reintroduction with flock and was looking for other ways to brood without that trouble. So I was trying to give her options for that.Yes it looks alright, are any chickens using that location to sleep/roost on right now? Or did you just build it specifically for the chicks? Sorry for any confusion I make.
Going back to the beginning I just would create a separate coop for incubating just because once they have hatch they have space of their own and gives them a lower risk of the flock hurting them or anything. Once they are old enough, you can just introduce them to the flock (I'm not too experience with introducing chickens)
I keep reading about the option of segregating her but I really do not like the idea of reintegration - stresses me out.
Introduction can sometimes be very time consuming and a lot of work. Along with a lot of peaking and fighting with new chicks or even older chickens. Can be very stressful for some .A lot of folks do not ever remove hen and chicks from flock, if you have a good broody she will take care of her chicks.I'm not too experience with introducing chickens)