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Synonyms for broody

a domestic hen ready to brood

physiologically ready to incubate eggs

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It may also be concluded from current study that the genotype (greater than 350) might be responsible for more broodiness in Aseel individuals.
Broodiness notwithstanding, Big Raven is full of energy and movement.
After such broodiness it was exhilarating to be liberated into the wintry fairground air of Stravinsky's Petrushka, with scenes from the ballet fiendishly transcribed for solo piano.
It is largely determined by five inherent qualities: (a) earliness of sexual maturity, (b) persistency of production, (c) intensity (or rate) of production, (d) broodiness, and (e) pauses.
Fayoumi and Rhode Island Red breeds were preferred for egg production, Desi and Naked Neck for broodiness and disease resistance while Aseel breed was highly ranked for its aggressiveness and economic value.
After setting the last of the seven broodies, I began discouraging broodiness in the remaining hens by collecting eggs frequently enough so that hens were not sitting on eggs when they entered the nest to lay.
But Linda's broodiness isn'the only revelation, and Mick is seriously rattled by another secret.
But Linda's broodiness isn't the only revelation, and Mick is seriously rattled by another secret.
Our taxes helped educate other people's children; we claimed no child allowances, never needed days off to soothe mumpy and measly sprogs through nursery epidemics, never stopped traffic on school runs, never wept with broodiness.
In which case, I think I'll pass on the broodiness, for now.
If you've been keeping this growing broodiness secret it may come as a bit of a shock to him.
Now we're a happy family but I'll always have a bit of broodiness because I've got one baby missing.
Myleene and her boyfriend Graham, her former bodyguard, are hoping to get married next year but Myleene said their broodiness might put their wedding plans on hold.