brood hen


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Synonyms for brood hen

a domestic hen ready to brood

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At D and C, breeding success each year was related to clutch size, brood size, and the proportion of brood hens (Table 9).
The proportion of brood hens, however, seemed to be affected by additional factors.
Clutch size, brood size, and the proportion of brood hens each showed delayed density dependence at D, but not C (Table 10).
says that "Javas are good foragers, and the hens are excellent brood hens and mothers.
Despite their small size, bantams do well as brood hens and foster mothers for chicks from other birds.
Bantams also make good brood hens for setting other eggs.
Before brood hens can go to work, there must be eggs to hatch.