How much space for two broody's?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cestial225, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2013
    I am going to separate my two broody hens from the rest of the flock since I unfortunately lost three chicks this weekend. I think maybe another hen smooshed them when she layed in the next on top of them. So how much space do I need to section off for them since they need space to get out of the next, poop and eat?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    2 foot by about 4 or 5 feet including nest is really enough till she weans the chicks.

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