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Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2013
10:27 AM

Post #9613380

Can you put multiple broody hens with eggs/chicks in the same brooder coop? Will they get along, and not attack the other hens' chicks?
porkpal
Richmond, TX

July 27, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9613407

Gosh, I don't know; I have never tried it. I hope someone can help.
Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2013
8:29 PM

Post #9615975

Cross your fingers for me, that someone will know! :-)

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9622814

they will kill other chicks. I would give all the eggs to one hen or separate them
Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2013
7:27 PM

Post #9623591

Giving all the eggs to one hen will work... :) Thanks!!

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 7, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9623786

welcome
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2013
4:35 PM

Post #9653578

Jordonkittyjo, I think you are right. I took my babies who are about a week old outside yesterday. One got away from me and one of my hens pecked him right on the head really hard. I don't know why they are like that, but they are.

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 9, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9654880

chickens are canibles and will not tolerate other chickes babies. roosters do the same thing
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9656435

That's why God made mama hens, to protect their babies.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

November 16, 2013
3:06 PM

Post #9710481

I have a few silkies that will brood togather and each will have eggs,when the chicks hatch they raise them togather,but that's only if they are brooding togather in the same box.
Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

December 5, 2013
11:46 PM

Post #9722358

Hmmm... I've never had hens brood together. But then again, I've never had Silkies. Good to know that's possible though. Thanks! :)
Haystack
Ferndale, WA

January 2, 2014
5:07 AM

Post #9738563

Glenda, I wanted to stop and thank you for your warm welcome to me. It was so nice to get away, but honestly I never forgot the friends from the garden. You have always been so kind and I thank you for that...Hay
Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2014
11:12 PM

Post #9742998

Haystack, your kind words mean so much. You are a precious garden friend! The garden is just not the same without you here. :-) You are a blessing, my friend!!
~ Glenda

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