Newbie with a broody or maybe 2!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alberta hen, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. alberta hen

    alberta hen New Egg

    May 3, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    So I am new to chickens. I have 4 ISA Browns hens, 3 black silkie hens, 2 black Cochin cross hens and a white silkie rooster. They all share a coop that's 8X10 ft, and have an outside run that's 8x20 ft.

    Now one of my silkies has been sitting on some eggs for 4 days now, of course in the worst spot: in the corner under the roosts. Now today her little silkie friend has joined her in her broodiness so now I think I have 2 on my hands.
    Anyways I now need to know what to do with her (or them) I have space under my nesting boxes (2x2x10 ft) that I can make a pen, or I can get them a separate smaller coop all together. Or do I just leave them be and let them deal with it on their own? (I don't really like this idea because they are under the roost = to much poop ). And also if both are broody can they both go in the same area?

    Thanks in advance :)
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I'd try to keep them in the main coop, as this aids integrating the chicks into the main flock. I've never dealt with more than 1 broody, so I'll let others chime in with more experience on the topic. You could search for "multiple broodies" and see what threads pop up to help you in the meantime.

    All the best
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