Broody Hens, Behavior and How to Handle It

  • Need a Better Understanding of the Broody Hen?
  • Here’s a Couple Articles That will Help you Address this Behavior
  • Definition of Broody: A hen with strong instincts to hatch eggs, whether or not they are fertile, or even present in the nest.

The Signs of a Broody Hen

Your hen won’t leave the nest, appears to not be eating, her feathers are all fluffed up, she’s pale, and lethargic. These are classic signs of the broody hen. First of all she isn’t starving, she is eating and drinking, but it’s low on her list of priorities… Read Article

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What is a Broody Hen and How to Deal With It McMurray Hatchery Blog

Chicken Breeds with Broody Tendencies

If you are only interested in egg production than you may not want to purchase chicks that have broody tendencies.  Broody hens can be troublesome, so if your not looking for a mother hen, here are the breeds you may want to avoid… Read Article

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