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by Kassandra Smith November 29, 2017
Every once in a while, one of your chickens will get it in into her head to hatch some eggs. ‘But I don’t even have a rooster!’ we hear you say. It doesn’t matter! Chooks aren’t afraid of taking on mission impossible. And while we’re all for following your dreams, the broody dream is a self-destructive one: a broody hen won’t eat or drink properly, and will generally neglect her own health following this futile instinct. Of course, if you do have some fertilised eggs on hand, then a broody hen is an excellent way to incubate them. If that’s the case, you’ll want to be able to identify a broody hen to be their mum! Broodiness is eggs-tremely common in summer, and much more common in certain breeds (Silkies, Cochins, Orpingtons) than in others. It’s especially uncommon in commercial layers like Isa Browns. However, just because it’s summer and you have a Silkie chicken doesn’t mean you have a broody girl - check for the following signs:
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