Managing/Encouraging broody hens with a "Broody Box" ***Hatching Pics!

Winsor Woods

Songster
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
378
5
121
Cascade Range in WA
Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

How Old Are the chicks?

They are four weeks and one day old. I posted a question about 2 weeks ago asking how long broody hens care for their young. The answers I got ranged from 3-6 weeks.

Dan​
 

cwhit590

Songster
11 Years
Nov 6, 2008
428
3
121
SW Michigan
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They are four weeks and one day old. I posted a question about 2 weeks ago asking how long broody hens care for their young. The answers I got ranged from 3-6 weeks.

Dan

Yup, that sounds right...my hens usually stay with their chicks anywhere from 4-7 weeks...all depends on the hen and the conditions though. Usually the hen will start laying pretty soon after abandoning the chicks.
 

Winsor Woods

Songster
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
378
5
121
Cascade Range in WA
I just locked everyone in the coop for the night. Dottie jumped up onto the high roost bar, rather than bedding down with the peeps in the broody box. I think that means it's really "official."

Dan
 

Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

Fluffy Feather Farm
9 Years
Jan 26, 2010
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114
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Texas, Panhandle
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Sounds like it.
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