Broodies are amazing!
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Absolutely she does! Its great to see chicks bombing around the place with mum in the garden. I hatch chicks often - just cos i like having them around - then i end up giving them away which is probably not so smart, but never mind.
so we have a bit of a heat wave at the moment, today was 37 degrees Celsius and tomorrow is going to be 40. I have 19 eggs under a broody that should hatch in 5 days. I was concerned about them becoming "overcooked" because the outside temperature is so extreme for this time of year, but she is so smart, she got off them about 2:30pm and has only just got back on them now at 8:30pm, I checked on them a few times and they were still quite warm throughout that 6 hour period, and she kept watch over them the whole time. Nature really does know best ☺️
That's great! It's amazing just how smart that mother hen is.