Can You Put Two Hens  with Chicks Together?

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Why Put Two Hens with Chicks Together?


It will provide better protection from predators.

Daily care will be quicker and easier.

Will a Hen Kill Another Hen’s Chicks?

A broody hen that has sat on and successfully hatched a clutch of eggs has a natural instinct to protect its chicks.

How to Know When to Separate the Hens


You should separate hens and their chicks at the first signs of overtly dangerous aggression.

If you find any deceased chicks in the coop, you should also separate the hens and their respective chicks from one another.

When Can Chicks be Separated from Hens?

Technically, baby chicks can be separated from the brooding hen right after they are hatched.