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While a hen is broody, she doesn't see the cage as a jail because she has no desire to move. Once the hormone flow is broken, she wants out and I open the cage.

Our family has raise chickens here since the mid 1800s. Our henhouse of 100+ leghorns had about 5 broody jails hanging from the ceiling. Seems like there was always a bird or two in there. The rest of the time they free ranged in the orchards. That's just the way we did it and it always worked - and still does.

There's many ways to do animal husbandry. Whatever works for you is great.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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