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
amy elizabeth | TBN Ranch

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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Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers | July 2017

Collected articles from across the web written by chicken keepers, for chicken keepers. Our archive library is growing thanks to the dedication of so many folks willing to share their knowledge. 

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July 2017

chickens roosting in a taj mahal backyard chicken coop

Perch Importance: Chickens Need A Good Roost To Sleep
How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps – Countryside Network
Sick Chick: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter | Backyard Poultry

Polish Chickens
Tick Control: How a Flock of Chickens May Be Your Best Bet
Quick Ideas for the Best DIY Chicken Treats
Quiet Chickens – What Breeds to Choose in the Suburbs – Timber Creek Farm
Feather Loss – Health and Common Diseases – The Chicken Vet – Home of the healthy chickens