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    [​IMG] Duke, My Barred rock Rooster.


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    Tips to raising a backyard flock of chickens :)
    http://www.cyndilou6.com/


    BROODIES!
    _________________________________________________HERE ARE MY TIPS, FROM EXPERIENCE

    My experiences with broodies did not go well at first... So here are some of my tips to have a excessful broody.

    1st ) Seperate her from the flock, So she can have her own personal area to eat drink,and be away from the flock!

    because of the following reasons

    - the other hens will go on top of her and lay eggs! so you will have a bunch of eggs in different development stages!

    - the others hens might push her out of the box, and take her eggs

    - The broody might get up to eat and drink and end up getting in the wrong box ( I here Sooo many stories of this happening)!

    Don't Candle a lot!



    ( sometimes with broodies they end up quiting in the incubation process (alway handy to have a incubator if this happens!)

    (Some broodies are awesome at brooding on the eggs but end up being horrible mothers! *killing chicks*




    HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE A BROODY

    *not my video*





    MY THREAD ON BROODIES (FEEL FREE TO POST COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS :) )

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=436431



    IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A BROODY TYPE OF BREED LOOK ON THIS CHART,YOU LOOK UP THE BREED AND IT WILL TELL YOU HOW BROODY THE BREED IS

    note: Hatchery hens are not known to go broody because its bred out of the (*but still possible*)

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html



    ( IF YOU NEED MORE INFO, QUESTIONS! ANYTHING PM ME :) !!!!!!

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