Broody Hens, Behavior and How to Handle It

Need a better understanding of the broody hen? Here’s a few articles that will help you address this behavior.

Tips on Breaking the Broody Hen

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: 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

It is normal for hens to “go broody” and some breeds are more prone to go broody than others. We thought we’d share some general information with you… Read Article

FYI… 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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Author: amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

amy elizabeth is a Backyard Chicken-Keeping Advocate & Consultant, Vintage Collector, & Author.