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 True BYC Addict

    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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