Category / broody hen

October 17, 2018
Hello friends.  I wanted to take a moment to share the past few months with you. Life has thrown us an unexpected curve.  We lost my Dad of 28 years unexpectedly this summer after dealing with some things since spring. It threw us all into a tail spin and all of us went into survival…

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April 11, 2014
Motherhood is fleeting. It’s exhausting, rewarding, and filled with many moments of pride. From the moment little ones are welcomed into the world and take their first breaths, we are there with them every step of the way. We nuzzle them. Take them under our wings. Feed them and nourish them. We teach them to…

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August 6, 2012
Tilly in the background Finally after an almost record breaking eight and a half weeks of being broody, Tilly has emerged from its spell and is now taking back her place as head hen.  Sunshine who happily filled in during her absence has agreed that Tilly truly does make a better head hen.  It’s not too bad…

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July 16, 2012
Tilly is still on and off again broody.  Just when I think the broodiness has ended, I find her back in the nesting boxes. Yesterday I was glad she was broody.  As we were out and about exploring for the day,  I knew that she would keep all the eggs safe underneath of her.  Sunshine…

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June 13, 2012
As Tilly and the girls are safely locked up for the night, I find myself here, in front of the computer sitting and feeling very loved from all of your prayers, words of encouragement and compassion for Tilly.  Thank you. Just like in pregnancies, some are easier and some are more difficult.  Some women carry their babies…

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June 9, 2012
Before I left for the West Coast, I had noticed that Tilly had been spending an awful lot of time in the nesting boxes.  A few days prior, she did have that egg that kept her in the nesting box for a spell.  The thought had crossed my mind that she might be broody.  However,…

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April 15, 2012
  Feathers rocking an amazing do. I have three nesting boxes.  The problem is that I have four broody Silkie Bantam hens.  They are stubborn.  As a concession two will often share a box but when one of the big girls comes into lay for the day, it is like World War III.  Every Silkie…

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September 11, 2011
I had a feeling that any day I would find Dolly broody again. This morning proved to be the day.  When I opened the coop, Dolly remained inside sitting in one of the nesting boxes.  I gently scooped her up and brought her out to the run to enjoy some scratch with the rest of the girls.…

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July 13, 2011
The Silkies have had varying degrees of broodiness over the past month and a half.  It all started with Autumn.  Then Dolly, loving to be broody, decided to be broody yet again.  She has been broody at least 5 times since December.   Then add to the mix, Feathers who has been broody off and on over the past couple…

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