Sunday, 15 June 2014

A brooding hen

brooding hen June 14

Our speckeldy hen is getting a bit broody. I am therefore thinking about giving her a batch of eggs to brood and hatch. We learnt some lessons last year on how best to handle a hen brooding eggs. If we do go ahead, we will move her from the allotment to the back garden where she will have a temporary run and a brood box. Last year when we had a hen with eggs, we left her in the henhouse but she was constantly disturbed and the eggs never hatched. This time, assuming we go ahead, she will be protected from disturbance.

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