broodyhens Photos & Videos

1 day ago

So while Fertile Frizzle is next door, in the maternity pen we have Clover ... none of her eggs have hatched! They were due on 6 Dec... hmm. So I decided that this little mum needed a little one to love. SURROGACY BABY. Oh yeah. I essentially stole Solo’s white chick and popped it under Clover then zipped up the pen. Hopefully they will bond but often the chicks still recognise the mums chirp... I took inspiration from Frizzle reluctantly inheriting P&J’s kids and they followed her. The rest of Solo’s eggs didn’t hatch either! Disaster. The wooden crate worked a treat in comparison. Cruet also only had 3 chicks. #babychickens #chickens #polishbantams #frizzlepolishbantams #broodyhens #springchickens #adopted #ducks #sheep #horses #donkeys #farmlife

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1 week ago

Typical after work visit. 1 - Little Ripper is super friendly and discovered his name is... Neil. He needs a tie, pen and calculator. 2 - Broody Clover. SO PROUD! Then I tease her as per usual. 3 - Cirque de Sol Coop doing her balancing act. She sits there the entire time while we come and go. 4 - Mike with the broken beak always gets special treatment and once he’s full he goes to the water bowl. #typicalday #afterwork #frizzlechicken #chickens #broodyhens #muscovyduck #ducks #rescueanimals #polishbantamchickens #wellingtonnewzealand #farmlife

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1 week ago

............. 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚢 𝚂𝚒𝚕𝚔𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚒𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚘𝚡???

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2 weeks ago

THEYGROWSOQUICKLY. I hardly recognised Honey Badger! Beautiful golden laced Polish Bantam!! (4 toes, devil horn combs). The others are a mix (Cruet has 4 toes on one foot and 5 on the other with wattles - no idea what she is bit half is a splice or bantam). Others with 5 toes and leaf comb are Houdan. I’m inspecting the little ones and we have lots of Polish Frizzles yay!!! Three years to grow my flock with more than 2 hens! #sistersthatlaytogetherstaytogether #polishbantams #frizzlepolishbantams #houdanchicken #babychicks #broodyhens #chickens #farmlife

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3 weeks ago

Browny is getting naked because she got broody.I tried to put some dogs clothes on her to keep her warm but she got disoriented and i removed the clothes immediately . What makes chickens go broody? A: When a hen is broody, that means she wants to hatch her eggs and raise chicks even if the eggs are unfertilized. A breed known for frequent broodiness has hens that often, individually go broody. These hens may not even need eggs to set on to be broody--they may brood in a nest with no eggs. The broody hen will sit on the eggs day and night, leaving only once daily to eat, drink, and poop. If you try to remove her from her eggs, she may hiss at you and peck you. #sharing_mylifestyle #broody #broodyhens #dailyshot #goldenbuff #chickens #hens #chicks #chickenclothes #disoriented #garden

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3 weeks ago

My beloved roo was attacked last night despite the chicken yard being completely enclosed! Nothing bigger than rats could have gotten in from my perspective. None of the hens are injured, but this guy was covered in blood and missing a chunk from his comb! Any ideas what could have happened? #injuredchildren #urbanliving #broody #broodyhens #freerangechickens #sunnyPNW #fresheggs #eatclean #eatfresh #crazychickenlady #citylife #urbanfarming #toomanychickens #notenoughchickens #petchickens #eatfresh #eatclean #farmfresh #farmfresheggs #backyardchickens #pretendfarmer

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1 month ago

3 very broody ladies, squished into one nesting box and occasionally popping out for a roll in the dust. #broodyhens

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1 month ago

🐣 Oh sweet, broody Corona. 🐓 Fake eggs wont hatch. 😔

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1 month ago

Ever since we found out we had roosters this girl has been trying to hatch eggs, i kept taking away the one egg she was sitting on but she was persistent so I decided to let her have it and see what happens... Well, I think its time for me to draw the line.... #silkiechickens #broodyhens #backyardchickens #nobabies eggthief #babysnatcher

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1 month ago

Smart #broodyhens ... But not smart enough...

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1 month ago

A little throw back picture to when Poppy and the chicks were all snuggled together in the nesting box- weren’t they cute?! Fast forward to this evening which I spent kicking two of these now nearly 5 month old “chicks” and their mother out of the nesting boxes -that they apparently love more than the roost- I can’t say cute was the word that came to mind... #timetomoveout #growup #roost #itswhereyousleep #nonestingboxbeds #ijustcleaned #nestingboxes #no #broodyhens #chickensofinstagram #backyardchickens #iamcountryside #homestead

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1 month ago

These two are inseparable. I’ve never seen anything like it 😂 Inky thinks Bridgette is her chick. They’re both broody. Inky tidbits her when they go out to eat and drink. You’d think it would be the other way around but inky gets to be the one under the wing of big booty Bridgette. Bridgette has a deformity of her neck and she sways back and forth. She does well though. She’s the sweetest hen ever. #broodyhens #freerangechickens #chooks #orpington #svarthona #sisters #inthecoop #nesting #chickens

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1 month ago

.. Our #maternityward lol 😂🤣 Three #broodyhens now!! .. Pearl is now sharing Goldilocks' mountain of eggs, and Coconut has taken over Pearl's clutch 😮 .. Sadly we had two broken eggs yestie with almost fully formed babies inside 😭😭 #devo .. .. #icantkeepup #funnypets #broody #clucky #incubation #hatching #hatchingeggs #makingbabies #babies #chicks #chooks #chickens #keepingchickens #pets #farmanimals #hobbyfarming #farmlife #farmliving #livingsimply #backtobasics #thesimplelife

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1 month ago

.. Two #broodyhens means only one #egg for us today 🥚😮 the others are laying theirs in the box with Goldilocks and she's sucking them all under 😂🤣 she's sitting on a bloody mountain lol .. Pearl (on the right) is only 23 weeks old, not sure if she's #broody or just copying lol .. .. #farmchores #collectingeggs #fresheggs #selfsufficiency #clucky #incubation #hatching #hatchingeggs #makingbabies #babies #chicks #chooks #chickens #keepingchickens #iwantbabies #maternityward #homesteading #farmlife #farmliving #livingsimply #backtobasics #thesimplelife #thegoodlife

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1 month ago

these chicks belong to a faction of the farm known as the rogue chickens... the ones we never can seem to keep with the rest of the flock. Their ma is a rogue broody hen who hatched them out a few months back. For the most part she has parted ways with them... these 4 made it out of the 7 she hatched. Now time will tell which of these 4 will go on to lay eggs and which will be in the stock pot #farmlife #roguechickens #chickens #broodyhens #roost #farmer #familyfarms #smallfarms #trulyfreerange

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1 month ago

She's been locked out all day , from 8am once Cyndi laid , but I had to open it up because that's where they sleep and I'm off to work . She determined I'll give her that #luna #cluckyhen #broodyhens

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1 month ago

Maternity ward . So I've moved the two brooding hens into the shed that will one day (soon?) be a proper laundry and pantry for us, but at the moment is still rustic enough (even with the washing machine in there) to use as an impromptu maternity ward and nursery. Also, nothing has to be built to keep them separate from the others as all advice so far has been to separate them from the main flock so the other hens won't attack the chicks. All was good and quiet for about half an hour ..... then I was alerted to some sort of affray. The bantum cross had decided to try and get in the Marans box which wasn't suiting madam at all. I picked up the bantum and popped her back on her nest but she flew up onto my washing machine. Says I 'don't you dare shi '....at which point she did!! #eww #smallholderliving #chickens #broodyhens #allinadayswork #irishcountryliving

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1 month ago

Here’s a story: Went to put my chickens away last night. Couldn’t find my youngest hen anywhere. Found her on the top storage shelf above the roost.... with 10 EGGS! She’s been sneaking up there to lay them every day! I’m eating them. They will be delicious. . #chickens #chickensofinstagram #urbanliving #broody #broodyhens #freerangechickens #sunnyPNW #fresheggs #eatclean #eatfresh #crazychickenlady #citylife #urbanfarming #toomanychickens #notenoughchickens #petchickens #eatfresh #eatclean #farmfresh #farmfresheggs #backyardchickens #pretendfarmer #anybodyneedarooster #seriouslythough

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2 months ago

So Miss Broody Petal got into an altercation with our much larger Miss Broody Louise this morning over a lone egg! I came down to see she had some blood on her comb 😳 Poor baby, she’s safely segregated in the broody breaker, with Louises turn coming up tomorrow! #petalthepekinbantam #louisethesilverlacedwyandotte #broodyfight #broodyhens • • • #backyardchickens #aussiechickens #prettypekins #pekinbantams #chickencoop #wyandotte #poppy #petal #hazel #dottie #louise #paparazzi #chickensofinstagram #loveyourchooks #mygarden #fresheggs #happychooks #crazychickenlady #mygirls #hentertainment #chickentoys #mylittlechickenfamily #amateurphotographer #chickenphotographer

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2 months ago

Spring has certainly sprung at our place! Not only do we have ducklings hatching (we are up to 4! 😍) but yesterday I was sure we had lost our two little Pekin hens to a fox. We searched and searched and found Luna under the old van in the back paddock and Mab under the house... Both sitting on over a dozen eggs 😱😱😱 looks like we will have lots of baby chicks in an unspecified amount of time 😅 so if you are local and want some, hit me up! Pekins are one of the true bantams and are about the size of a small football when fully grown. Perfect for families with children 🐣❤️🐣 #spring2018 #springhassprung #broodyhens #anarmyinthemaking #mypermaculturelife #selfsufficient #sustainableliving

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