so glad I have a broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. K, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    It is very cool here for wester SD in June and raining, a all day soaker kind of rain, I just took scraps down to my chickens, and there is mama hen with little tiny heads sticking out all over, under wings, between wings and back, under her breast. Then they pop out and run all over, and then back again for a warm up.

    With out her, they would be in a much smaller container (than the whole outdoors) and under a heat lamp, and I would be worrying is it too hot, is it too cold.

    Broody hens are the best way to raise chicks.

  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    That sounds so sweet! If one of mine ever goes broody, I guess i'll just have to find her some fertile eggs.
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Which came first the broody or the incubator?....mum's the word.

    The broody wins every time over artificial attempts to emulate her.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011

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