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Broody Hen

[caption id="attachment_1505" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Calamity Jane, our Dark Brahma, went broody in February"][/caption]

My young hen Calamity Jane sits in the nest box. She has done very little else for weeks now. She spends the day in there when the other chickens are out having dirt baths and fighting over the compost pile. She spends the night in there when the other chickens are sleeping on the roost. She makes distraught cluck-cluck-cluck sounds when we force her off the nest. There is no doubt about it – she is broody… Continue reading

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