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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New Chicken Keeping Articles | June 3, 2016

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers is an updated collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.
Have an article to submit? Send it to amyichi@yahoo.com with ARTICLE SUBMISSION on the subject line.

July 3, 2016
“Free Range” and “Pasture Raised” officially defined by HFAC for Certified Humane® label – Certified Humane
Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To! – Countryside Network
How to Build External Nest Boxes


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Chickens and Heat Stress
About Combs & Wattles
How to Determine the Point of Lay
Raising Chickens for Meat and Eggs

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Everything you Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars
| Countryside Daily

Chickens like to seek a high perch on which to sleep to stay safe at night. Here’s a quick guide to building the best chicken roosting bars for your flock… Continue Reading

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New Articles for Chicken Keepers | May 31, 2015

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers

A collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived  in one convenient library located on our menu bar.

11 Reasons to Keep Backyard Chickens – Urban Farm.
4 Steps to Prevent Chicken Obesity – Hobby Farms.
5 Ways to Make Coop-Cleaning Easier – Hobby Farms.
What’s the Average Lifespan of a Backyard Chicken? | Fresh Eggs Daily®.
Save Money Raising Chickens: 6 Products You Don’t Need.
Chicken Quarters: 7 Culprits of Weak-Shelled Eggs – Urban Farm.

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