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Broody hen put to good use

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One of my hens is almost constantly broody, so I decided to put her to good use, and gave her a separate house/run and some Pekin Bantam eggs from a friend.

She hatched 5 earlier this week, and they all seem to be going well so far

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very sweet, I love watching a hen raising chickies, much nicer than hatching with an incubator I think. Perhaps you could start a diary here so we can watch them growing up.
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They are adorable.
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That video is wonderful - they are so cute and "mother" looks like she is doing a really good job. How nice to raise your own chicks - I hope they all do really well.
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Lovely video )like(
I played it to Audrey who came out of broodiness a few days ago, the look on her face! She had her head cocked to one side listneing {rofwl}
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sandy wrote:Lovely video )like(
I played it to Audrey who came out of broodiness a few days ago, the look on her face!

Now that's cruel. No chicks of her own and has to watch someone else's
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They're about 5 and a half months old now, and almost as big as their 'mum'

They're still in the same run for now, although we've all moved house since then, and the hybrids have a new run that I've just finished building

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Lovely video. They are beautiful.
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gorgeous! It was a super friendly lavender pekin cockerel on a holiday that first made us think about getting our own chooks. Are you keeping the 2 boys?
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So far no plans for the boys - or the girls!! If any friends were wanting them they could take all 5. It was good fun raising them and I might do more this year.



Found this old video. For future reference, 1" weldmesh is too big for young chicks. I added a couple of boards along the bottom right after that :oops:

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Oh, how sweet. Love that they're in the frying pan {rofwl} {rofwl}
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Lovely videos.
I have a lot of broody's always popping out from under the hedges and I've used broody's to raise turkey poults because turkey mums are rubbish.
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