Category / broody hen

June 30, 2011
Well, hello there arugula, don’t mind if I do…                                    ~Dolly There once was a chicken with mites.It gave the poor owner a fright.For when she looked there,Beneath chicken hairShe saw them there in broad daylight.~ Tilly’s Nest  Yes, indeed broody Dolly has them.  This is probably because she is broody and has not been…

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June 22, 2011
Today its raining on the Cape.  It has been cloudy all day with occasional showers from the skies.  I went to check for eggs this afternoon and I found Dolly and Autumn both sitting in adjacent boxes.  Dolly was sitting on two eggs and Autumn was sitting on air.  Then in front of the nesting boxes,…

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May 6, 2011
Well, sometimes the best laid plans can change. After I finished posting yesterday, my friend with the farm called and asked when I was going to bring my chickens over!  Her ears must have been ringing!  She also asked about Chocolate and if I was ready to bring him too.   Past Winter, reminding Chocolate…

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May 1, 2011
Dolly is broody again. I cannot believe it.  This is her third time since Christmas.  I guess she will be just one of those hens that I have read about.  Often farmers will cull hens that go broody more than once during the year.  I’m glad that Dolly is with me.  Yesterday and the day before,…

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March 26, 2011
Meesha and Autumn are broody.  They have both been broody for about 2 weeks now.  This week, they have earned themselves the nickname, The Evil Broody Twins.  As they perch upon empty invisible eggs, their wrath is apparent when you even whisper their names. They spend most of their day in the boxes, as expected. …

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March 9, 2011
It’s only two more days until the hatch date of the baby chicks.  Today while Dolly was out in the large run, thoroughly enjoying herself, I investigated all of the eggs.  I picked each one up.  They are heavier.  They are toasty warm and I could not be happier. I placed egg number one by…

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March 1, 2011
After Dolly’s big broody poop in her nest at “Camp Broody”, I received a great suggestion from one of our followers.  It was suggested that I take Dolly off the nest for about 10 minutes each day to reacclimate her with the original flock.  This would act to serve two purposes.  First, she would probably…

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