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Jun 27, 2013 | Random Thoughts | 7 comments

Here’s what you’re missing:

“Work all day on the farm… and then at night, research, research, research. Tonight’s assignment? How to break a broody hen. I’ve got THREE broody little bitches and they are RUINING my daily egg count. I’ve got orders to fill people!!! I am ordering rare hatching eggs for one and the others are going to square off with ME in the broody cage. Cage match – Parisienne Farmgirl VS the Broody Bared Rocks. I WILL TRIUMPH… or they will be dinner.”
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7 Comments

  1. Auntie Bliss

    Meanwhile…I can’t get a hen to sit on an egg for anything…I would google it but it probably involves paying them and I’m too cheap.

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  2. Marie_Angelique

    Haha! You are so funny! I can just see trying to tame the hens! Hang in there! You will persevere! 🙂

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  3. shirlgirl

    I do not do facebook, am I missing a lot of your neat stuff because of that? Are you going to that instead of your blog now?

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  4. nysher

    I’ve heard that a pet carrier is an excellent way to separate the broody ones from the bunch. Put it in the coop with the girls.

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  5. Chanda

    Some people will think this is a extreme cruel way to break the “broodiness cycle”, but IT WORKS and has worked for me and my family….every single time. Put each in a time out cage, box whatever, take away all food and water for 3 full days and then return to the hen house and she will have broken her broodiness behavior. I wouldn’t do this if it is super outside, this week has been great for this. I have one that I need to do this too, she insist on setting and she isn’t even sitting on any eggs. lol Nature!! Not sure what happens during this feed hold process, but it sure does work and you will probably never read it in any chicken books….maybe not sure about that. Good luck, keep us posted and I am looking forward to hearing all about the meat chickens. Ours is so good, they grew to a huge size and we actually have double the meat in reality so I guess it wasn’t so bad after all. I had a lady try to sell me some that were ready for processing and she said they would dress out at about 3 lbs…..I was like say what?????? They aren’t even finished growing yet and they were like 9 weeks old. She ask a pretty penny for them also. If I want tiny pieces of stringy tuff chicken meat lady I will eat some of my mixed breed free ranged ones from our farm yard. I am going to try a different breed next year, This will be my third try next year. Hoping to find something that can walk and peck some grass. The Cornish Cross was heartbreaking to watch them try to walk etc. Not natural at all. Take care and good luck with the broody hens.

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  6. cestMoi Sandy

    Hi Angela,

    This is funny and made me LOL!
    Here at our Chicken Coop/Palace the heat is on!
    We had a couple sitters! NO NO NO sitting… No pressure, but you are here to lay and give!
    That is what we would “say” to them.

    We would even count the eggs… and at a certain point to prove who were the sitters we would put nail polish on their “nails” to pick the sitters out.

    We LOVE chicken soup!
    I am not a hotel for chickens lol.

    No without joking… I need my dears to lay. I am highly allergic to store bought eggs. 🙁

    Btw. I am sorry but I also do not do Facebook.
    So I hope you will not move everything to FaceBook.

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    Sandy

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  7. cestMoi Sandy

    Okay so my Cheyenne reminded me to tell you that, we separated the sitter and made a little wood box for her. (Cause she always set on the eggs of the other chickens – claiming the nest). We would pick her up every day and put her at the water and food – cause she started to starve herself. In the mean time we would take “her/our” eggs.
    She would come back to an empty nest.
    After a few weeks of allowing her her own box.
    She was over her hormonal issues of wanting to sit.

    Hope this helped.

    Really they are not “fat” enough to eat! LOL

    Sandy

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