Hatching Eggs under a broody, but there are two chickens in the same nesting box...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cocoganger, May 10, 2016.

  1. cocoganger

    cocoganger Out Of The Brooder

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    We've been planning on letting our silkie hatch some fertile eggs for ages. She's gone broody so many times in the past and we've always had to break her, but our schedules have finally aligned and we're ready to get some fertile eggs... and then our other silkie decided she would go broody too, and in the same nesting box! So they're both sitting there, and I'm wondering, is it safe to put eggs under two hens? Should I remove one of them? What's the best way to do this?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You can give them both eggs in the same box. They will both sit on them and they'll raise the chicks together. I had a pair of buff orps do this last year and it's really fun to watch the hens split the parenting duties :)
     
  3. cocoganger

    cocoganger Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh that's so cute! Okay, thank you for your response!
     

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