broody hen


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Synonyms for broody hen

a domestic hen ready to brood

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A broody hen will sit on her eggs and will be reluctant to go out and defecate.
Many folks try to prevent their laying hens from going broody because the hens don't lay eggs while hatching and raising chicks, but a broody hen can be a godsend if you want to hatch a few chicks.
So plans and priorities were adjusted to build two broody hen pens (Maternity Wards), one for each setting hen, allowing them a peaceful place for their 21day hypnotic trance.
I place my broody hen and her eggs in the cage when I can hear the chicks picking inside the egg.
The broody hen was sitting on a nest she had built.
A BROODY hen has amazed animal experts by adopting a family of ducklings.
Friends of ours mentioned they had a hen that was "setting," so I asked them to try the method mentioned in the letter--lifting a broody hen off her nest at night and replacing her eggs with chicks so they can be raised naturally by a mother.
Anybodv who has let a broody hen set, hatch and rear her own babies, knows that mama hens can be protective of their offspring.
Many folks try to prevent their laying hens from going broody because they don't lay eggs while hatching and raising chicks--if you want to hatch a few chicks though, a broody hen can be a godsend.
Miss Hissy, the mama cat, has the care of her kittens back and Elenore, the broody hen, is on a nest next door with a clutch of eggs.
Mr Cull said he thinks 'My Mate' must be protecting some broody hen pheasants.
A three by four foot wire cage which sits directly on the ground, serves as housing for a broody hen.
If you plan to hatch eggs (without a broody hen to help), you'll want to be sure your incubator is capable of maintaining a constant temperature of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brooding chicks in the spring would be a challenge without a heat lamp when you consider the fact that I have only one good broody hen, and heating water to scald the chickens on butchering day is so much easier since I got an electric one-burner hot plate that I can use outside.