Thursday, November 15, 2018

Broody Hens & Hatching Eggs.

A Brief rundown on recognizing a broody hen and how to get her to set a nest of eggs.

Broody Hens & Barn Lessons

Actually, I think it was a black mix breed hen in the 2nd barrel not a Rhode Island Red. She’s now brooding while the gold mix has given up.

Two Broody Hens!

My two broody hens eating with the other chickens. Raised wings and ruffled feathers are signs of a broody hen.

How To Raise Chickens – Mother/Broody Hens and Chick

“More info at …” Lucky and Mother Matilda sharing a nest and my ever broody Mottled Cochin.

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 […]

Removing the Broody Hens | Farm Raised With P. Allen Smith

Subscribe for new episodes: Allen talks about how to keep egg production up by removing all of the broody hens from a particular pen. Allen also talks about where broody hens go when they get removed from the rest of the pack. Have a question for Allen? He’ll be checking in regularly, so be […]

Three Broody Serama Hens have chicks

I had three serama hens go broody a week ago. I had eggs in the incubator ready to hatch. I snuck the eggs under these hens several hours before hatch time. The hens are all happy monthers because they think it only took a week to hatch them

Cath on Broody Hens

Cath tells us the habits of a broody hen and the part they play in hatching hen eggs. She then talks tough when she recommends making life hell for broody hens on the occasions that there are no eggs to hatch.

Broody Guinea hens

My friend, Kathy, sent me this video of her broody Guinea hens after she went into the video them and see if she could get a count on the eggs.

Organic Chickens.Why do hens go broody? An holistic approach to brooding and hatching chicks. Part 1

Is there such a creature as a standard broody hen? Looking at how and why your hen does or doesn’t go broody will help you both to hatch and raise chicks successfully. Only one problem, once you’ve started, it’s very difficult to stop and Spring in the Garden will never be the same again without […]

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