Category / broody hens

May 25, 2013
It’s been a while since I have shared any stories about the girls.  Perhaps, that is because we have finally found a flock that jives with personalities.  There are no more roosters to wreak havoc.  There are no more bully hens. The chicken drama has been gone for a while. Everything and everyone has just…

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May 31, 2012
March 9, 2012 The Silkies were broody again. Sunshine was just sick of it.  All day she kept kicking the girls out of the nesting boxes.  She was on broody police duty.  No one was going to sit in those boxes without laying eggs.  I captured her in all her glory as she chased poor…

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April 5, 2012
Waiting for a broody hen Every Silkie of ours takes their turn being broody.  It seems that once one is done, another is found sitting upon barren pine shavings in the nesting boxes.  This week, Fifi and Dolly have snapped out of their broodiness and Feathers and Autumn have snapped in.  For the first time,…

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January 3, 2012
Last Winter Dolly is broody yet again.  Her instinctual drive to be a mother never ceases to amaze me.  Like clockwork, she completes being broody after 3 weeks.  After about a week off the nest, she begins to lay again.  Once she lays about 10 eggs, she returns to the empty nesting box and restarts…

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December 3, 2011
Fifi Fifi is over being broody!  It seems as though this little fluff ball had been broody for over a month.  During these past couple of days, I could see the veil lifting.  She has been first with Feathers to jump out the coop door in the morning and I began to find her spending…

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July 14, 2011
The temperature dropped overnight and I was awake listening to terrible rain and thunderstorms.  We went to sleep with humidity and temperatures in the mid-eighties.  We woke to a, dare I say, chilly breezy morning.  It was 62 degrees F with little humidity.  The chickens could not have been happier.  They stayed nice and dry in the…

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May 7, 2011
The transition of the little ones into the larger coop has gone okay.  I can’t say that it has been entirely perfect but there has been no blood shed and Dolly is a natural mother.  A couple of days ago, under the cover of darkness, I placed both Fifi and Dottie Speckles under Dolly.  Little…

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April 9, 2011
We are in this together! Just another Saturday in the life of these two broody girls. Here are the facts: These two have been broody since the beginning of March. They are sitting on invisible eggs. I found these two together in the center nesting box.  They are smart that they sit in opposite directions,…

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March 29, 2011
Broody hens, I’ve got 3Won’t somebody rescue me!They sit all day and growl and squackThey do not leave to take a walkFluffed out upon the nest they sitTail feathers spanned to throw a fitNo Silkie eggs that they protectNo Silkie eggs for us to collectInvisible are the eggs they seeBroody hens, I’ve got 3 -Tilly’s Nest I am…

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