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When push comes to shove, I always prefer to let a broody hen hatch her eggs rather than getting chicks from the feed store. However, sometimes it’s just not that simple. If you’ve ever been curious about broody hens or have dealt with this yourself, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. What I have for you today is a crash course on everything you need in order to successfully deal with a broody hen. Keep your pen and pad handy. This episode is full of useful gems.
Some highlights from the episode:
- What’s a broody hen?
- How to spot a broody hen
- Downsides of broody hens
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More Chicken Tips:
- The Truth About Chickens in the Garden (podcast with Lisa Steele)
- What we did differently for our best meat chickens ever (podcast)
- Why Aren’t my Chickens Laying Eggs? (podcast)
- Do my Chickens Need a Heat Lamp? (blog post)