broodyhens Photos & Videos

17 hours ago

Well, Lucy and Ethel finally did it. My two little broody hens hatched three of these little cuties so far! They look very pleased with themselves 😍 #broodyhens #hatchingchicks #farmbabies

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23 hours ago

The English Partridge project. We are in search of Broody Hens! If you have a hen and are in Dorset give me a PM as we have a few more eggs we want to get set! ❤️🥚 We have one hen who has successfully hatched 16 little greys 😍🐣 English Partridge are such a scarcity down here and my husband attempts to rear a few under chickens every year before releasing them and hoping they will pair up the next Spring. #englishpartridge #wildbirds #gamebirds #conservationproject #broodyhens #alwayssomethinggoingon #broodysearch #englishcountryside #giveitago #ifatfirstyoudontsucceed

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1 day ago

The sister wives are officially mommies!! As of yesterday Bellatrix & SilverBell have hatched out at least 4 little babies. So far we have seen two Ameraucanas and two blue silkies. They are so adorable! If we're remembering correctly we put 8 or 9 eggs under these two so if we're lucky we may be seeing around 4 more over the next couple of days! We really tried to put a halt to hatching new babies a little earlier this year but these two sisters and our Ameraucana hen had completely different plans 😂! . . . . #BroodyHens #BroodyMamas #BroodyChicken #SisterWives #SisterHens #SisterMamas #Hatchlings #NewlyHatched #Hatched #Chicks #BabyChicks #BabyChickens #LittleChicks #NewChicks #NewBabies

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2 days ago

The "fake" eggs I made yesterday went over so well that I made a few more today for the other broody hens. I happened to go to the feed store today and saw the fake eggs that the stores sell. They are $2 each! In case you missed yesterday's video, I cut the top of an egg off, emptied the contents, rinsed out the shell and filled it with plaster of paris. They look and feel like an egg and the broody girls can't tell them apart (heck, I can barely tell them apart). Golf balls weren't working well for us and I couldn't bring myself to spend $2 each at the store for realistic fakes so I got creative and made my own! #fakeeggs #broodyhens #adoptdontshop

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3 days ago

Behold this heckin' fierce mother/daughter broody duo! I wondered what Ivy (on the left) was going to do when the number of eggs she was sitting on got too plentiful, and that's when Ladybird stepped in. They're surprisingly peaceful about it. And while they are mother and daughter, I don't think they have any awareness of that since Ivy was hatched out by Wonderfloof. I wonder if Ladybird will stick to it, she has become pseudo broody before, but this is day six for her, so I think she might be #committed #motherdaughterduo #broodyhens #heckinfierce #broodyaf #broody #hens #chickens #poultry #birds

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5 days ago

I don’t think that’s how it works 😂 These two broody ladies are still sitting on some eggs and their chicks are apparently trying to help out as well. If that chick doesn’t look like a silkie or wyandotte to you, that’s because it’s not! I snuck my Cream legbar and Marans eggs under them and removed their eggs. Well, I did leave two silkie eggs because who doesn’t love silkies. P.S. they have perfectly good laying boxes , they just insist the back corner floor of the coop is better 🤷🏼‍♀️ #hatch #summerhatch #chicks #broody #broodyhens #chicksofinstagram #chickensofinstagram #mamas

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6 days ago

The first of our 4 current #broodyhens had her eggs hatch over the weekend. We only had two eggs under her but now have two more little #fluffballs on the farm.

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6 days ago

These girls can’t decide who gets to sit on the eggs #broodyhens

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1 week ago

Lucy and Ethel are both broody right now and they look like bookends, sitting in this nesting box all day every day. I think that Lucy decided to brood because she missed her friend Ethel and came to sit with her. We’ll see if they hatch any babies! 😊 #broodybantams #broodyhens #brahmabantams #lucyandethel

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1 week ago

Ginger regularly becomes broody. Unfortunately she's no spring chicken so is unable to lay her own eggs and will sit for 28 days trying to hatch absolutely nothing! As she's such a good mum we acquire day old chicks for her to love and her life is now fulfilled! . . . . #broodyhens #countrylife

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1 week ago

Chick Update! Momma has been taking such great care of the five little ones. * * This past weekend Momma hen showed the babies around the backyard and even introduced them to the rest of the flock in their run. It was the sweetest thing to watch 😍😭🥰 I’m so glad I made the decision to get her chicks, it has been wonderful watching them be together 🥰 * * #mommahen #babychicks #newchickenmom #countrysideandfarmlife #theyarejustwee #hensofinstagram #backyardchickens #womenhomesteaders #socuteithurts #urbanfarmlife #backyardflock #littlefamily #bufforpington #broodyhens #modernhomesteading #modernhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #evolvinghomestead #happylittlefamily #surrogatemom #chickenmath #backyardhomestead #backyardfarm

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1 week ago

2 broody hens. "Mine." "No, I think that's mine." 😂🤷‍♀️

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1 week ago

Finally! I have never been so excited to see broody hens! We have been collecting some of our duck eggs for the past few weeks to incubate because none of the ducks seemed interested in sitting on them. But now, we have two sets of hens on two different nests in the barn and I’m hoping for some ducklings here in the not terribly distant future 😀🤞🏻 #saxonyducks #broodyhens #ducklings #ittakesavillage #ducksofinstagram #farmlife #homesteadlife #clearedhotfarmandforge #veteranowned

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1 week ago

We got some baby chicks... I snuck them under our Broody Jersey Black Giant named Cookie. She totally adopted them which js great because she gets to keep them warm and I don't need to use a heat lamp. Tip: if you want to sneak chicks under a broody hen, do it in the middle of the night and wear long sleeves. She may not be able to see where she is aiming but she will still peck the crap out of you.

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2 weeks ago

This broody Swedish Flower Hen is busy being a great mom. She will not be laying eggs for some time while she is raising her 6 chicks. She is one of 2 Swedish Flower Hens that has gone broody here at CG Heartbeats Farm. Any pullets raised from this group of chicks will not be for sale this year. Broodiness in hens is thought to be a herititary trait. One of my breeding goals is to breed for broodiness. Perhaps not my top goal, but high on the list. I see the value in chicken breeds that are sustainable all the way around including the ability to reproduce themselves with out human assistence. #sustainable #sustainablechickens #swedishflowerhen #broody #broodyswedishflowerhen #broodyhen #broodymama #cgheartbeatsfarm #dontclipmywings #broodyhens #homesteadlife #sustainablehomestead #thesustainablehomestead #chickensofinstagram 🐔 #chickensofcgheartbeatsfarm #chickens #broodychickens #homesteadchickens #chickensonthehomestead #homesteadinglifestyle #backyardpoultry #backyardflock #backyardbroodyhen #backyardchickens #backyardbroodyhen #backyardhomestead #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica

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2 weeks ago

This little snook surprised me today. I thought she perished inside the egg since it was covered in ants and momma hen kicked it out of the nest. I tied the pipped egg in a plastic bag then placed it in the trashcan outside. Hours later I walked by and heard peeps! Kylo Hen rejected her when I put her back in the nest but a Cuckoo Maran hen has accepted her. Life is full of surprises. #chickens #broodyhens #permaculture #farmhouse #fingerscrossed #homesteadlife

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2 weeks ago

Hen #2 with her chick. I gave the last 2 hatching eggs to this broody gal. So now I call her “Insta Mom”. She decided wanted babies, so within a day she was a mom. #smoothtrick #instamom #broodyhens

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2 weeks ago

I was starting to worry we lost 2 of our chickens because they last two mornings of letting the chickens out of the coop I didn’t have a #bufforpington and a #rhodeislandreds accounted for. So this morning I went inside the coop and found two very broody hens! They let me know it too, I got the angry warning cluck and angry eyes! Not sure why they think they should sit because we don’t have a rooster 🙃😂 but if and when we do they will make good mamas! #broodyhens #lifeonemeraldhillfarm #hobbyfarm #chickensofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

I’m not sure what happened yesterday afternoon. I was gone for a few hours and when I came back I found one hatching egg abandoned and ice cold in the nest. The mother sat in the nest next to it with another hen. I gather that her chicks went for a walk to the neighbors and she followed. I put the egg aside because I thought the chick was dead. When I rearranged everybody in their own nests and picked up the egg to throw it away, I noticed it’s beak ( which was already visible) moved a bit. Quickly I went inside with it to try to get it out because that wouldn’t happen by itself; the chick was too weak. With warm water and wadding , my glasses on and my Petzl on my head ( head torch 🔦) I managed to unwound it from it’s shell. Because she was ice and ice cold I wrapped her in a towel wich I had warmed in the microwave. I thought her best chance to survive and warm up quickly was to put her under a hen, and so I did. Three hours later, when I checked on her, the sprout was almost dried up and sitting animated under her mother. I was at home just in time ..... .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . #blijei #hatching #broodyhens #animalsofinstagram #backyard #landelijkwonen #littlefarm #bestoftheday #bird #inmybackyard #moments #ig_ countryside #chicken #faverolles #brahma #silkiechicken #silkies #chickensofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

It's deathly hot here I'm North Florida and well these two girls decided to go broody anyways! Actually Bellatrix went broody again and her sister Silverbell decided she wanted to join her AGAIN!!! 🤣 Silverbell tried to do the same thing last time Bellatrix went broody but couldn't hack it alone without her sister and wasn't fully committed so she broke less than a week in! This time I believe she'll do better because she's truly acting the part now 🤣 and we've decided to let them stay together! I have water & some feed in there just to keep them comfortable and hydrated in this awful heat 🔥 This is the 3rd time for Bellatrix and the 2nd time for Silverbell but hopefully her first time following through with it! Silverbell is a silly little hen 🐔 but maybe her sister can help keep her straight! . . . #broodyhens #broodymama #broodcuckoomarans #ChickenFarm #Chickens #ChickensOfIG #ChickensOfInsta #ChickensOfInstagram #BackyardPoultry #BackyardChickens #FloridaChickens #BackyardFarm #HobbyFarm #Farmers #FloridaFarm #FloridaFarmers #BeginnerFarm #BeginnerFarmers #Homestead #Homesteaders #BeginnerHomestead #BeginnerHomesteaders #FloridaHomesteaders

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2 weeks ago

Babyboom around here. Beyond my expectations so many eggs hatched and are about to hatch. Because of the hassle with the eggs earlier, i gave the majority of it to the most trustworthy hen to breed. Last night when i saw bursts in the egg shells, i made sure that every breeding hen had at least one hatching egg so they could feel the chick be born and connect with it. So every one is a momma now. 8 babies and 3 on the way .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . #hatching #broodyhens #animalsofinstagram #backyard #landelijkwonen #littlefarm #bestoftheday #bird #inmybackyard #moments #ig_ countryside #chicken #faverolles #brahma #silkiechicken #silkies #chickensofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

We have had an eventful week! One of our Buff Orpingtons has been broody for the last 3 weeks or so and she has been so upset with no eggs to hatch. So, we decided to get 5 chicks for her and I'm happy to share that she took to them with no issues! They are now the cutest little family and it makes my heart so happy to hear her talking to them, to watch them climb all over her and interact with one another 🥰 It was stressful not knowing if it was going to work out but I'm ecstatic that it did!! * * If you are interested in learning more about our homesteading journey, check out the link to our website in the Bio! * * #babychicks #newchickenmom #hensofinstagram #backyardchickens #backyardflock #littlefamily #bufforpington #broodyhens #modernhomesteading #modernhomesteader #urbanhomesteading #evolvinghomestead #happylittlefamily #surrogatemom #chickenmath #backyardhomestead #backyardfarm

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2 weeks ago

We’ve had laying hens over 5 years now. By far, the most entertaining pets I’ve ever owned 🐓! Through our chicken journey, we have yet to have a broody hen to lay on and hatch out eggs 🥚 🐣. Until Now!! She has been laying on her nest for 1 week now! It takes an average of 21 days to hatch out eggs. So... I’m hoping little chicks will be walking around here soon !! 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥 #farmlifebestlife #dobrofarms #broodyhens #babychickssoon

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2 weeks ago

I found a little surprise this morning. I thought this nest was also lost because of the lousy shape in which I received the sent eggs. It’s a gold Brahma chick hatched by a Silkie. She is so caring about her other egg 🧡 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . #hatching #broodyhens #animalsofinstagram #backyard #landelijkwonen #littlefarm #bestoftheday #bird #inmybackyard #moments #ig_ countryside #chicken #faverolles #brahma #silkiechicken #silkies #chickensofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

Broody hens everywhere. Six to be more precisely. In itself it shouldn’t be a problem, but they are all so persistent on having eggs they shove each other off the nest. The result of this madhouse is that one nest can be considered lost, because in the end the two fighting hens sat next to the nest instead of on the eggs, who were ice cold when I noticed it. It’s like pushing a pull door : when I’m home I check on them whenever I can and put everyone in place but the soon when I’m out, trouble is brewing 🙄 and a new broody hen adds itself to the gang almost daily. The chicks ( if everything works well) will make it all worth it, but these are definitely the last one breeding on the natural way this season. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . #madhouse #broodyhens #animalsofinstagram #backyard #landelijkwonen #littlefarm #bestoftheday #bird #inmybackyard #moments #ig_ countryside #chicken #faverolleschicks #brahma #silkiechicken #silkies #chickensofinstagram

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2 weeks ago

“We want chicks!” Was the cheer going up from the hen house this morning. “No more babies!” Was my firm reply. As if I don’t have enough to look after 🐣🐣🐥🐥. I go away for the weekend and the girls set up house. #broodyhens #wannabemom #farmlife

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2 weeks ago

When three hens go one right after the other. Each hen has about five eggs under her. It means my baskets I take in to eat aren’t as colorful for now. #broodyhens

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