Why Do Hens Go Broody? Organic Poultry. an Holistic Approach to Brooding and Hatching Chicks. Part One

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About: I live in a forest garden in an old Celtic longhouse in the Baie de Mont Saint Michel, France. I was born in the UK, the furthest possible you can get from the sea but in what was some of the most beautiful ...

Is there such a creature as a standard broody hen? Looking at how and why your hen does or doesn't go broody will help you both to hatch and raise chicks successfully. Only one problem, once you've started, it's very difficult to stop and Spring in the Garden will never be the same again without the clatter of tiny claws.

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