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Hen goes Broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pnptrapp, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. pnptrapp

    pnptrapp Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    It's been a while since I've posted here. Mainly because it's been many years since we've had a flock of laying hens. We do raise quite a few meat birds in chicken tractors, and are now getting back into the laying hens. My husband built an amazing small coop. Big enough for a few birds. We've had a cochin hen for a while now who would go broody about twice a year, so when we got our Jersey Giants, 2 roos and 2 hens (not by design) I figured she'd be the one to start sitting on the eggs. But much to my surprise one of my Jersey Giant hens are sitting. She's been sitting for about 2 weeks now so hopefully in the next week or so we'll be seeing some much anticipated chicks!

    Here's a picture of my broody girl.[​IMG]
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Beautiful! One of my JG's decided to set this past year. I really wanted some turkey poults and none of the turkey hens were willing, so this happened!


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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  3. pnptrapp

    pnptrapp Out Of The Brooder

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    It's amazing just how willing to mother these ladies are!
     

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