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Two broody hens & hatching eggs

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

  1. walkerbrens

    walkerbrens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 broody hens....one 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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