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If I have a choice, I’ll almost always pick letting a broody hen hatch eggs over ordering eggs from the hatchery every single time. However… that requires one important component– something I don’t always have. A broody hen. The topic of broody hens isn’t a horribly complicated one, but there are definitely some things to […]
Wondering what a broody hen is or how to stop it- look no further. Learn the signs and some simple solutions here.
Ashley Hinckley saved to Chickens
Breaking a broody hen humanely can be done, and it is not a difficult process. To reduce the need, choose breeds in which the birds are not prone to becoming a broody hen. However, the decision to hatch eggs requires the need to know which chicken varieties make the best broody breeds.
It is normal for hens to “go broody” and some breeds are more prone to go broody than others. We thought we’d share some general information with you.
Francisco saved to Caballos de rejoneo
By James Kash Issue #139 • January/February, 2013 Broodiness is an avian behavior that is frowned upon in the world of agriculture. All industrial agriculturalists cull broody birds because the behavior inhibits production. But to frugal homesteaders, broodiness just makes sense. When one of the girls goes broody, this is a time to gain the […]
Angie Wright saved to Backwoods Home
Having a broody hen can either be a blessing or a curse. Chicken owners need to learn how to handle broody hens to keep their chicken happy and healthy.
Carey Conzett saved to Morning Chores
DJ Zinhle reveals that she's feeling a little broody she wants another baby
Austin Daniels saved to How To Make It
Broody biddies make sense on the homestead by James Kash. The author writes, "Homestead broodies are practical, time-saving workhorses. They not only alleviate dealing with hatcheries, but they also eliminate the worry and work that comes with incubators and brooders."
Backwoods Home Magazine saved to Animals
Guinea fowl should be a welcome addition to any farm or homestead. They are relatively low maintenance, probably eat their weight in ticks and other bugs (likely the reason they cost less to feed), and are considered flock guardians because they sound a loud alarm when anything that doesn't belong comes near. Author Angela Greenroy shares how incubating guinea eggs under a broody chicken reduces one of guineas least desirable characteristics, their noisiness!
Countryside saved to Guinea Fowl