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Two Broody Buffs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eggeater, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Eggeater

    Eggeater In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2008
    Two of my Buffs have become broody. I have removed them from their normal coop and placed the two of them on 10 fertilized eggs each in a small coop (4'x4'.) My question is will the two mother hens coexist with their broods once they have hatched or should the two hens be separated with their respective hatch? Thanks!
  2. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    They may, or they may not. I would make sure that they have enough room to keep well apart if they so choose. Keep a close watch for chick and egg stealing/swapping.
  3. macmama

    macmama Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Gilbert AZ
    I got broken eggs doing that-- from both of them sitting on one nest, and I've heard of mothers killing babies as they hatch when there is more than one broody... so I'd separate them just to be safe.

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