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broody hen

broody-hen

We were pondering hatching some of our eggs this year and looked into incubators, but were put off by the price.  So we did some research and set up a nice little hen house with a nest and some golf balls.

Nothing.

Until last week when we returned from a short holiday to find a broody hen in the main hen house.  But, no eggs under her.  We tried moving her to the special broody quarters but she wasn’t having that and went straight back.  The other hens started to lay in the broody quarters (as little miss broody was quite aggressive if anyone went near her).

So we risked life and limb and placed some eggs under her.  We thought 7 would do it.

Only now the other hens have gone back to laying in the main house and little miss broody is nabbing these eggs to.

No eggs for us for a bit!

But will be great to have some baby chickens, they are expected mid June.

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  1. Great website Nicole and Adrian! We’re looking forward to seeing all your additions and are looking forward to being early adopters of your cider. Nice and cloudy please, with chewy bits…

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