broodyhens Photos & Videos

3 days ago

Please welcome our new family member 🐣🐣🐣one of our hens become broody and we tried oat everything but didn’t work, so we decided to make her a real mom ❤️❤️ I put chicks under her at night and take eggs out and I woken up early if they are adjusting well! This morning Mama hen are stilling on them and warming them up. Welcome to new family ! #broodyhens #babychicks #backyardchickens

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4 days ago

Ummm, can someone tell these ladies that it is WAY TOO HOT to hatch out eggs?!?! I put ice packs in the nesting boxes and hoping it will break the broodiness, 🤞🏼. Otherwise I might have to find some silkie or copper marans chicks for them to adopt!

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4 days ago

Yay!😁finally a broody hen!😁🥚🐣🐥💙💙

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6 days ago

I swear this hen hasn’t eaten or drank for days. Every time I go in the coop she’s right here, exact position. If only she knew that her eggs would never hatch....and I need them. • • • Chickens are not nice. They are actually blood thirsty omnivores (carnivores some days) that scare the crap out of me when they are broody. I tend to just leave them in hopes they get up eventually, but this hen is going on 5 days and I gotta get those darned eggs. That peck of hers would grab my fleshy hand and tear it apart....that’s what I envision anyway. • • • • Going to have to break out some winter gloves to reach under there and cover my arm...wish me luck! #hens #broodyhens #fresheggs #viciouschicken #farming #thegatewayfarm #bristolvt

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1 week ago

The other evening when I went to say goodnight to the girls I couldn't find Ruby *insert stomach-dropping panicked feeling* 😱 I dragged the ladder out and looked in the loft and found her sitting on a clutch... again. I had to take all of the eggs away (all TWELVE) so that she'd hopefully drop the crazy idea, because she just started functioning like a normal chicken again after coming out of her last (LONG) broody spell! She wants dem babies 😳 But here's the thing: I thought that when they realized that their eggs weren't hatching then they'd give up. Turns out, they'll continue laying on eggs even when they've completed dried out, wow. Talk about determination. After her plan got thwarted she pouted on the edge of the loft, glaring down on and judging all of her sisters when they came into the barn. What. A. Brat. But she's so cute 🙈❤ · · As if this girl hasn't caused me enough trouble lately! Last week she was sick for a couple days, she had me so worried. Thankfully she recovered, but when this girl leaves me there will be many, MANY tears. I know that you're not supposed to pick favorites, but let's just say that if you asked my family, they would tell you that I give Ruby... an unfair amount of attention 😉 But she's totally got me hooked. She knows that I will protect her from her sisters, so when she's getting bullied she will quite literally fly up onto my head to get away from them (let's hope those dino feet are clean), and treat time? She knows if she hops up onto my arm then she can get more than anyone else 😉 Plus, look at those cheeks! How could you resist!? They just demand kisses!! 😍💋 · · · #happywednesday #happyhumpday #chickensofinstagram #chickensaspets #petchickens #backyardchickens #chooks #chickenwhisperer #eastereggers #broodyhens #friendsnotfood

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1 week ago

We have some very broody hens that have been sitting for awhile! The problem is right now we do not have a rooster old enough to do his “rooosterly duties!” All our roosters are too young for that! I have some fertile eggs that I got from a lady to hatch but I still have two other ladies who have been sitting forever and are bound to sit til their feet hatch! I’ve been thinking about giving them duck eggs for awhile now but decided to today! I let the kids mark them so I knew which eggs are safe to take out of the nestbox! I love how the kids marked them! Such creativity! Can’t wait to see Mama hens mother ducklings! Lol #coopdupwiththemillers #backyardchickens #backyardducks #chickens #ducks #duckeggs #duckeggsdaily #summer #summertime #broody #broodyhen #broodybox #broodyhens #problemsolver #hatch #eggs #nature

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2 weeks ago

These 3 silly hens all decided to get broody at the same time. They have been laying on a pile of eggs together. Today I saw that 4 of them have hatched. Hopefully we get a few more and there are no disputes over parenting. Lol #chickensofinstagram #broodyhens #mommachicken

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2 weeks ago

One of my hens did a thing!!! 🐣 One particular hen has been broody for AGES, who knows if she was even sitting on her own eggs 🥚 since I have 9 hens who insist on sharing 2 nests 🙄 BUT I went out yesterday morning and look who greeted me!!! So far my hen is being a great mom, or, at least she’s kept this little one alive! Not sure what to name him/her, but I’m in love. 😍 #backyardchickens #broodyhens #shehatchedanegg #babychicken #babychickensofinstagram #socute #sofluffy #imgonnadie #iloveitalready

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2 weeks ago

Beautiful Mama Beautiful Babies and is Enough for Me Tanx God😍 روزای سختی سپری شد بنا به دلایلی مجبور شدیم از جوجه اردکا و ماماناشون جدا بشیم😢امیدوارم تو خونه جدیدشون حسابی بهشون خوش بگذره با همه اینا دیدن این صحنه های زیباس که به آدم امید ادامه دادن میده خدایا شکرت😍 #chicken #chickens #chickenmama #hen #hens #broodyhen #broodyhens #babychick #babychicks #farm #farmlife #golestan #mazandaran #gilan #rasht #مرغ #مرغ_کرچ #جوجه #جوجه_مرغ #مزرعه #مزرعه_حیوانات #گلستان #گرگان #گنبدکاووس #آزادشهر #علی_آباد #رامیان #مازندران #گیلان #رشت

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2 weeks ago

This is Laura shes was wanting to sit on eggs for a while and we let her after deciding whether or not we wanted chicks. Some broody hens and mothers are very vicious and bite a lot! Laura’s mother was one of those! Thankfully, Laura is nice and doesn’t mind too much if we fiddle about. The chicks are due 21st of this month so wish her luck to be a new mother to some beautiful, healthy chicks. #chicken #chickens #chickensofinstagram #chickengirls #chickencoop #hen #hens #broody #broodyhen #broodymuch #broodyhens #broodychicken #hatchingeggs #hatchingeggs #hatchingchicks

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2 weeks ago

The fluff balls don't look so fluffy now. They are almost fully feathered, and Mama has taught them to dust bathe and forage. They are still separated by chicken wire from the rest of the flock, even though Mama is protective. Joe, the rooster, seems particularly intetested in letting them know who is boss.

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2 weeks ago

Calling all chicken experts! I have a hen who has decided to go broody and has been sitting on four eggs since Wednesday. So, technically today would be day 4 of incubation. Only problem is I have no idea if they’re fertilized or not. I do have a rooster, but he is fairly young and just recently started crowing. Can anyone tell me if these eggs look fertilized? The first egg is a store bought egg for comparison. . . . . . #chickens #backyardchickens #chickensofig #backyardflocks #hatchingchicks #backyardflocksrock #farmlife #chickensofinstagram #candledeggs #chicks #freerangechickens #backyardchickenkeeping #hatchingchicks 💛🐣 #babychickens #candlingeggs #hatchingeggs #insidetheegg #developingchick #unfertilizedeggs #broodyhen #broodyhens #broody #hens

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3 weeks ago

Well, we officially have a broody hen on our hands! Our silkie wants to be a momma! She’s only been sitting for two days, so it’s still a bit too early to tell, be we’re crossing our fingers and hoping she stays committed. Hopefully we’ll have some cute baby chicks in about 3 weeks! . . . . . #broodyhen #backyardchickens #chickens #chickensofinstagram #backyardflocks #farmlife #broodyhens #broodyjudy #backyardflocksrock #chicks #backyardchickenkeeping #chickenkeeping #featherfriends #chicken #broody #hatchingeggs #freerangechickens #backyardfarm #sustainableliving #minifarm #nesting #waitinggame #waitingforchicks #thewaitinggame

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3 weeks ago

Over the weekend my Ameraucana, who lays really thin shelled eggs, layed an egg in the broody girls' clutch and it broke all over them. There was raw egg in the nest and dried yolk coating my hatching eggs. This happened with the duck eggs too and I did nothing, and if you follow me closely you'll know how that worked out for me.... 😔 . I have read all over the internet that you shouldn't wash fertilized eggs in water because the water will pull bacteria into the pores of the egg shell and make it more likely for the bacteria to reach the embryo. But I also didn't want to leave the nasty raw egg festering on the hatching eggs in the heat of the nest for the next couple of weeks. So I dry scrubbed them. I used a non-scratch kitchen sponge WITHOUT WATER and gently rubbed the eggs until all of the chunks of yolk and broken shell were gone. I also did a complete change of the nest material. Luckily the mamas didn't care. 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚 . The eggs came out much cleaner, but still kind of stained. I'm slightly concerned that I scrubbed away the natural protective coating on the eggs, but it was a coin toss of which was worse: leaving them coated in bacteria-food, or cleaning them off but potentially weakening their bacteria-defences. . . . 16 days to hatch day. . . . #hatchingeggs #hatchingcountdown #creamcrestedlegbar #broodyhens #broody #urbanhomestead #dirtyeggs

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3 weeks ago

Because of our impending move, we were trying so hard to keep any broody hens from sitting on eggs. Guess we should've checked in the barn, you know, that place where we are *EVERYDAY*? When we finally located two broody hens, essentially hiding in plain sight, they had 32 fertile eggs between the two of them that after candling appeared ready to hatch anytime. A third broody hen joined the party, happy to take on her own clutch of eggs from a portion of the total. I clearly stated those eggs had better start to do something by the end of this week or they would be discarded. Chickens are forever out to prove me wrong so 15 chicks have hatched as of this morning. My husband's chick hatching system is that once a chick hatches and dries, it is given to hen #1 to raise while the other two hens keep sitting on the remaining eggs so they won't leave them to chase their chicks, an ingenious idea. So, now we have a (large) batch of chicks to move in addition to the adult flock. The lambs calling in the background have been separated from their mothers as they are moving to a new farm today. Really, they're fine. #chicks #broodyhens #summeronthefarm #smallfarms #chickens #Repost @gomi_otaku ( @get_repost ) ・・・ 13 #chicks so far as of last night...2 more this morning. 3 hens tag teaming a pile of 32 eggs. Good thing we placed NO chick order this year.

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3 weeks ago

Today's topic in the #gettoknowahomesteader photo challenge is eggs. Here's what I gathered today. I had to move two broody hens so they're not very pretty. Our girls poop in their nesting boxes... then lay eggs... then sit on the eggs and poop. Is there any way to teach them to stop doing this? Both the brooding and the nesting box poops? @atablefullinthewoods @moderndaysoldways #stevenshomesteadstanwood #gettoknowahomesteader #photochallenge #eggs #poopynestingbox #broodyhens #poopyeggs

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4 weeks ago

Any tips on breaking broody hens? These two have decided to share the same nesting box while broody...and it is getting a bit hot for them to sit in there all day. I keep taking their eggs...but they refuse to give up. I have read a suggestion on putting in a frozen water bottle with them. . . . #freeloaderfarm #fresheggs #broodyhens

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