Premium Feather Member
- Jun 16, 2019
Hi, we have a broody hen and are planning on getting her some eggs to hatch. She is Head Hen, the chicken in charge of our four hen flock. I know some people separate their broodies and others don't. I doubt she would have any problems or interference from the other hens, with her position and the fact that it is a small, relatively peaceful flock. Usually we have 2-3 eggs in the nesting boxes, but today there were none which shows she is capable of keeping the other chickens away if need be. So I'm wondering if it's necessary to separate, or if I should keep them together. Would it make it easier for them to integrate into the flock if they were raised around the others? And if I did separate, could they still sleep in the coop?