Monday, February 13, 2012


Most of the information on broody hens out there is telling you how to get a hen to STOP being broody. We want some more chickens though, and we want to outsource the whole chicken multiplying operation to the chickens we currently have. Which means we need at least one of them to get broody.

Friends are happy to provide a short term rooster, but that won't help if we don't have a hen who wants to be a mama hen. I HAVE found a few suggestions- one said you should stick your hen on a stack of eggs, in a five gallon bucket, with wire on top, for 12 hours a day. This seems.. kind of mean? What kind of mother hen is that going to make?

Anyway, if anyone has any tips on convincing some freewheeling single ladies that they should allow the attentions of a fellow, be wooed, and subsequently embrace motherhood without pecking to death and eating their young... just... pass those on. We could use them.

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