Monday, November 19, 2018

Raising Chicks the Natural Way with Broody Hens Part 2 of 2


This video is about how we help our broody hens sit on a clutch of eggs and then hatch out and raise the chicks. There are 2 things I left out of the narrative. The first is that not all the broody hens will do such a great all around job of sitting and then raising the chicks so you have to test them out to see which ones have all the necessary skill and instinct. The second thing is that the broody hens are usually pretty thin after sitting on eggs for 20 days and then teaching their chicks to eat for another 45 days or so. So they have put on a lot of weight before the winter sets in.

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2 Responses to “Raising Chicks the Natural Way with Broody Hens Part 2 of 2”
  1. JuliaP777 says:

    Do you still have the goats? If so how are they doing and can you make a video of them?

  2. mukwah1111 says:

    I have never raised chickens…can you supplement them with some good grain to beef them up before the winter? Just thinking about them fading away & not being able to survive the winter is heartbreaking