New to Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RCrosby, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. RCrosby

    RCrosby Hatching

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    I only have 2 hens (silkie and polish). My silkie is broody and I want to let her hatch out some fertile eggs. The woman I bought them from said that they have both hatched a couple clutches and have even "co-parented." Do you think it would be okay to keep them together during the brooding or should I separate them? Will the Polish freak out to be alone so long? Any advice?
     

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    I would separate them or at least barricade your broody hen so the other can't continue to lay in the same box, because your broody will of course take any eggs that the other continues to lay.
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Songster

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    Has the second hen shown any signs of becoming broody along with her sister?
     
  5. RCrosby

    RCrosby Hatching

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    I don't think so. Hasn't laid in awhile after her molt.
     

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