broodyhens Photos & Videos

17 hours ago

We have a new tenant in #chickenjail . This one keeps sneaking to the secret nest she made in the neighbors yard to hatch some babies. Sadly, the eggs will never hatch since we don't have a rooster. I snatched her up when she came for her breakfast this morning. Hopefully she snaps out of it in a few days. #broodyhens #chickens #chickenfarm #chickenlady #badchickens

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2 weeks ago

Another chick hatch day in the nursery. We seem to have a constant run of hens going broody at the moment so we are lower on eggs but enjoying having loads of chicks running round. #broodyhens #chicks #silkie #hogchester

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2 weeks ago

It’s an especially happy Friday on the farm because we have babiessss 💃🏼👏🏼 These two broody hens have been waiting for at least 3 months to hatch babies. I held out for a long time, but finally gave in and gave them eggs. And I’m glad I did. Nothing makes your day better than coming home from work to some fluffy chicks 😍

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2 weeks ago

You know you're in the right place at the wrong time when you walk into @tractorsupply and walk out with 3 free chicks. 😂The little ones had just been delivered with the rest of the chicks that day and, because of their size, were being picked on by the bigger ones. "They probably won't make it" they said. They were partially right, one died that night 😞 but the other 2 are going strong! I have NO idea what they are. Hopefully the in the next month or two we'll have a better idea. This mama hen has been amazing! I think she is going to go down in our flock history as "Best Mama Ever". She's one of our olive eggers! We now have 4 mama hens raising babies that they didn't even hatch! 2 Black Australorps with 4 babies each, 1 Buff Rock with 1 turkey poult, and now this Olive Egger with her 2 little midget babies. God is so good to put those strong maternal instincts into these mama's! I am thankful! . . #blessed #homesteading #broodyhens #fresheggsdaily #babuchicks #maternalinstincts #mountainridgefarm #offgridchickens #raisingpoultry #crazychickenlady #ithinkwerebackat100 #homegrown #iamcountryside

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3 weeks ago

A three broody pile on!! 😂

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3 weeks ago

Broody hens coming out our ears here on the farm. First lady is our THIRD hen to come out from the grass with a brood of chicks. She's sporting some tiny legs under them feathers! Second pic is her shepherding her brood to find some din din. And last but not least the FIRST broody hen and her adolescent chicks, hanging in some pigweed. It's been a fun summer of #chicks on the #farm ! . #pasturedpoultry #broodyhens #minnesotagrown #weeds

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3 weeks ago

These are the eggs I’ve collected from Monday to Wednesday afternoon. My girls are stepping up their laying... it is still hot but they are past their molt now but with all the Buff Orpingtons in my flock I still have lots of broody hens trying to sit and hatch eggs #bufforpington #broodyhens #fresheggsdaily 🐓 .

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3 weeks ago

The four newest members of the flock. We received these 2 hens and 2 roosters from a friend whose hen quietly brooded them without his knowing. Surprise! 🎉 They’ve been pretty wild since we released them in our yard, not even coming up for treats, but the kids worked together to round them up today and we’re going to try to get them as tame as our other chickens. . . . . . . #thehouseonthepond #backyardflock #broodyhens #kidsandchickens #familyhomestead #raiseyourown #chickenlife #chickensaspets #backyardchickens #chickensofig #childhoodunplugged #mychickencoop #momlife

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3 weeks ago

Broodiness has been broken! Buttercup, my little blonde in the center, was out with the rest of the flock all day yesterday, but I found her sleeping in the nesting box last night. Not good, so I scooted her out. This morning she was up and out with the rest again. SUCCESS! I don't think she enjoyed her 3 days in the klink aka dog crate. Thx @cluckri for the great advice. 😊 #chickensofinstagram #broodyhens #happyhens #bufforpington #buttercup

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1 month ago

Credit to the wife the last few weeks, researching and protecting ‘Momma’. She has her first egg hatching today. 🐣 I’m sure there are more chickies on the way!

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1 month ago

#flocktasticfriday with @antiqued.chicken.mom and @thesmithroost - sorry, it's so late, but I've been outside letting my lovelies do some freeranging. Humid as hell out, but they didn't mind, and it was worth it for me. I love seeing them #outandabout. . . And after a long first week of school (okay, fine, two days), a refreshing drink or two for me, that's how I #drinkandfarm with @chickens.and.wine and @rossroostfarm 🥂 . . . Baby ducks also got moved and enjoyed a pool for the first time (it'll be in my stories). . . #bigkitty trap is moved and reset 🤞. . . #broodyhens are cooling off outside the nesting boxes 🤞, except for Mrs. Frizzle who is so good at #chickenmath - she sat on 2 eggs and "hatched" 4 babies! I blame #tractorsupply and #chickdays for that. 😁

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1 month ago

My mother told Theo to write anything he wanted on the eggs we found one of the hens sitting on, so we’d know they might not be so “fresh”. X Marks the Egg. #fresheggs #broodyhens #itstheosworldnow

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1 month ago

Ms Brody’s eggs *should* be hatching by the end of this week. On Friday, she will have been sitting for 21 days. We are so anxious to see if they hatch and what they will look like! She’s been a fierce mama so far. I can’t make myself disturb her to candle them and see if they’re viable, so we’ll just wait it out. Last I checked, she was sitting on three eggs. 💛 #broodyhens #australorps #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #freerangechickens #backyardpoultrymag #onthehomestead #honeycreekhomestead #texashomesteads #homesteading #gettingimpatient

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1 month ago

Anybody want to share in a good old fashioned eye roll with me... 🙄 Last year was my 1st year raising turkeys. We started small 2 Tom's 2 Hens. Everything was GREAT!! Hens were laying eggs. wonderfully. Then this sweet gal. My favorite, went broody on me. . . . . Like, 4 MONTHS ago! Guys! I CANNOT get this sweet girl to break her brood! I have tried EverythinG I always do for my chickens and it hasnt worked! 2 weeks ago. She popped right out of that nest and I thought. YES 🤗 Shes finally broke it. Now she will be back to her normal self... Until this morning. When I came in and she had pulled out ALL of her feathers AGAIN. And went straight back into a brood... ☹😭🤬 NOoOOo Anybody know a good trick to break a Turkey brood.? I feel like I have tried it all, but am eager and open to suggestions!!! #turkeyhen #turkeys #spanishblackturkey #broodyhens #NOTEVENHEREGGS #chickeneggs #myquirkyturkey

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1 month ago

Close up of the new feral chicks! I love it when momma chirpie picks up some feed in her beak and puts it down for her little ones to eat. We recon they are about 48 hrs old now. Yesterday they still had the little horn in their beaks from breaking out of their shells. So sweet! Can wait to see what kind of plumage we get out of generation 4! 😍🐔🐣🐥😍 #peepers #peeper #peepersofinstagram #peepersofig #chicks #chicksofinstagram #chicksofig #chickens #mommahen #motherhen #broody #broodyhen #broodyhens #chickensofig #chickensofinstagram #backyardchicken #backyardchickens #backyardchickensofig #backyardchickensofinstagram #poultry #poultryofinstagram #hermithousehomesteading #heritagehybrid #hermithouse #høns #kyllinger #hønsihaven

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1 month ago

Attila and Macy sat on some eggs I got for them, 🤞20 days to go 🐣🐣🐣 #broodyhens #bantams

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1 month ago

Teamwork makes the dream work. You go, girls. #broodyhens

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1 month ago

My Broody Sisters 🐓 Have you ever heard of a broody hen? Usually during the Spring and Summer months you might have a hen that goes “broody.” They sit all day on their nest of eggs hopeful that they will hatch and have some baby chicks 🐤 Unfortunately, I don’t have a rooster. So for now, these ladies are just sitting pretty;) Tootise, Chanel and Junie have been broody for months now! The get up only to grab a quick bite of food and a drink of water. Sometimes they even take turns sitting on one another’s eggs. My plan is to one day buy some fertilized eggs for them to sit on and hatch 🐣. #backyardchickens #broodyhens

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1 month ago

One of my hens, Cream, was missing at the afternoon head count on Saturday. I was very distracted by her absence. Had a sleepless night last night due to it. But found her today after searching the yard for signs of demise, she is safe in my neighbor's shed. Sitting on eggs from her fellow Easter eggers, have not had eggs from them in weeks and herself. First time she has been broody and a pecking brooder she is. #lifeinmybackyard #backyardchickens #broodyhens #somdlife

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1 month ago

The first of many black copper maran eggs! A nice chocolate colour 🍫 . . 🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥 The 13 chicks are doing well in the garden with their very instinctual mama! They could be olive egger X black copper maran (dark eggshell) or buff Orpington (the light tan), and although I can't tell their genders yet I've got a feeling most of them are gonna be hens! Regardless we need to build a much bigger coup for them this winter seeing as our chicken population nearly doubled overnight! . We now have 15 hens, 4 roosters and 13 chicks, along with 2 more broody hens. Broody hens FYI are needed to keep their egg clutch warm, most of our hens lay them and leave them, but the broody ladies protect their clutch! After a few weeks of collecting an egg a day they'll sit on them for 21 days and hatch them all. 🐔🐣🐣 Never a dull moment around here. . . . . #farmlife #homesteadlife #permaculture #farmfresheggs #blackcoppermaran #easteregger #broodyhens

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1 month ago

Sebastian is lonely. Simone has gone broody. She sits in her nest all day long and he has no one to explore with. Most of the time he sits on the porch so he can make frequent checks or bring her a cold drink. Being a southerner, Simone prefers a cold glass of sweet tea, preferably with a sprig of fresh mint. Tyler came by from the next coop. He’s had enough. His four hens have been broody for weeks. He’s tired of bringing them treats all day long. They just ignore him. Tyler suggested that he and Sebastian go on a guys fishing trip to Key West. Maybe while they’re gone these hens can get over sitting in boxes. Sebastian said it’s a very tempting plan. They are checking for bargain flights now. Those carry on luggage fees are a bother. #broodyhens #meanwhilebackatthebarnyard #asthecoopturns #chickenlife #mystories

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