Two broody hens & hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by walkerbrens, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. walkerbrens

    walkerbrens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2012
    I have 2 broody setting about 1 week and another who has just gone broody. I want the second hen to hatch out eggs arriving on in 2 days. The first hen is in a large dog crate in the garage (26 X 36") Is it possible to add the other hen to this setup or does the new hen require a totally different setup? Thank you in advance.
  2. Abriana

    Abriana Flock Master

    Apr 26, 2017
    the Swan Pond
    I think that the hens would probably fight to protect their chicks, maybe steal eggs, or even kill the other hens chicks trying to protect her own. I think you should make a totally different set up, for the chickens sake.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    My broodies are usually okay raising chicks together, as long as they have enough space and a divider. They start mingling with the flock after a few days anyway so separate set ups would only be used at night anyway.

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