Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Brooding hens

brooding hen June 17

More of our hens than ever before have gone broody this year. I try not to break them of the habit so I put them in a safe place where they can't be disturbed. Sometimes they insist on brooding where eggs are laid. We've had one hen brooding her eggs in an old oil drum next to the compost bin. We have another currently brooding under the shed. Fortunately, the one above was happy to be moved into a spare henhouse. Her eggs are due to hatch in two weeks.

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