Saturday 15 May 2021

Broody Hens

Argh! Like buses, broody hens always seem to come at once. The irony of these four hens from my breeding pen of four Indian Game hens is that if they're all broody none of them are laying any eggs! 

 Also not sure sure the nest box can take them all in there at the same time! It must get pretty warm.

With broody hens I tend to leave them pretty much alone but I do chuck them off the nest once a day, I even do this when they're sitting on eggs, as they sometimes won't look after themselves by feeding and drinking properly. Also lets them do a big poo away from the nest - which is a good way to help keep things clean. 

Anyone else have too many broody hens at the moment?


  1. I am hoping for a broody hen, as we'd like to add a few chicks to our flock. I guess it'd be too much to ask to send one our way? ;0D

    1. If you're near me you're welcome to borrow one - we're herefordshire!

    2. I was joking, but thank you for your kindness. I’m across the pond in North Carolina.

  2. Mum used to put her broody hens out to cool off. Apparently if their body temperature drops the broodiness stops too. I'm not sure how long it takes - they got caged on their own for a day or too.


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