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The Broody Hen

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For many who have their own chickens (and always for commercial producers), broody hens are are considered a nuisance. Once they go broody, they stop laying. When you’re trying to raise your own, however, a good broody hen is a … Continue reading

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A New Plan for Chickens Part II

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Continued from 4/13/15 post: My chicken-raising goals limit my choices to Australorps, Buckeyes, Delawares, Dominiques, Dorkings, New Hampshire Reds, Plymouth Rocks, Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds and the Sussex. Although there are individual differences, all are dual-purpose birds with reasonable egg … Continue reading

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