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Broody hens

Incubation bookWe've had very limited success trying to raise chicks with a broody hen.  Follow the links at the end of this page to read about our experiments, or check out my incubation ebook for more tried and truth techniques.

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Too cold for a broody hen?
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 11th, 2015 by mark
Lessons learned with broody hens
Posted early Wednesday morning, January 21st, 2015 by Anna
Trying to move a mother hen
Posted early Friday morning, June 21st, 2013 by Anna
Throwing my shoe at a snake
Posted early Monday morning, June 10th, 2013 by Anna
Successful hatch from a broody hen
Posted early Monday morning, June 3rd, 2013 by Anna
Nearly-broody hen
Posted early Monday morning, March 25th, 2013 by Anna
Signs of broodiness in a hen
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 21st, 2012 by Anna
Choosing mother hens
Posted early Monday morning, December 26th, 2011 by Anna
Cuckoo marans
Posted early Wednesday morning, August 24th, 2011 by Anna
Even more advantages of a broody hen
Posted early Friday morning, August 12th, 2011 by Anna
Simple way to make a hen broody
Posted early Friday morning, January 28th, 2011 by Anna
Broody hen experiment 2
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 26th, 2010 by Anna
White Cochin
Posted early Monday morning, March 15th, 2010 by Anna


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ARRRGGGHHHH!! I have to leg horn/australorps that will hatch chicks then after a few weeks they are done and want to sit again!!! it drives me nuts! as these girls will sit on eggs till they drop dead ( or close to it) (I dont have a rooster so i buy eggs or chicks for them. how can i stop these birds as i dont want any more choickens my yard isnt big enough!
Comment by Elaine Tuesday night, July 1st, 2014
Elaine --- That sounds frustrating! I haven't done this myself, but I've read that you can sometimes break a hen of being broody by putting her in a well-lit space with no nest-like spaces for a day or two. Good luck!
Comment by anna at lunch time on Monday, July 7th, 2014






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