two broody hens! same or different hatch dates?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    After waiting and waiting my two BO's went broody within a day of each other. I am getting fertilized eggs tomorrow to put under both of them. They are in the same coop. Would it be better to put the eggs under both hens at the same time, and they will hatch out at the same time, or would it be better to wait a couple of days to start the second hen, so that they will hatch out at different times?

    I can hardly wait. mk
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    It is up to you. If they will be raised together, hatch them together. Less chance of fighting (though my last hatch was 1 week younger than the prior and all are raised together with their mamas).
     

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