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Synonyms for broody

a domestic hen ready to brood

physiologically ready to incubate eggs

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In general, consider heritage breeds if you're selecting for broodiness. Heritage breeds have a greater tendency to go broody, because they haven't had the trait bred out of them to the same degree as modern hybrids.
Molting is the natural physiological phenomenon of anorexia, broodiness, reproductive quiescence, shedding and replacement of feathers in female birds.
"Under Pressure,'' the latest album from Maryland rapper Logic, has a strange sort of broodiness to it -- it's thoughtful and reflective one moment, and then it explodes in flashes of aggression.
EMMERDALE DALE D (7pm ITV) THERE'S nothing like being locked overnight in a freezing barn with a crying baby to banish any thoughts of broodiness from your mind.
EMMERDALE RDALE RD (7pm ITV) THERE'S nothing like being locked overnight in a freezing barn with a crying baby to banish thoughts of broodiness from your mind.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) THERE'S nothing like being locked overnight in a freezing barn with a crying baby to banish any thoughts of broodiness from your mind.
Richard Fish had a 'wattle' obsession (it's the fleshy bit by your throat) while her suppressed broodiness led to Ally (and the audience) regularly seeing a 3-D animated dancing baby.
Nicola comes up with two drastic plans for dealing with Jimmy's broodiness over Carl and Belle is released, leaving the Dingles concerned about how she'll adjust to being back on the outside.
ABSTRACT:: Prolactin (PRL) is one of the pituitary hormones which is important in regulation of different physiological functions like nesting behavior in birds and also implicated in the regulation of broodiness in birds.
You're supposed to move from student to graduate to work and ambition while juggling friendships, love affairs, first steps on the housing ladder and maybe even the first clucks of broodiness.
However, despite his claims and Field's broodiness, the Angels hitmaker insists he has no plans for parenthood just yet.
Kadaknath (KN) is an Indian native fowl which is known for poor egg production (120-140 eggs/laying cycle), slow growth, frequent broodiness, smaller body size (1.2-1.5 kg in adult), small egg size (40-42 g) and late sexual maturity.