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Hens Gone Broody

Throughout most of the summer we’ve had two and, at times, three broody hens all sharing the same nesting box. Let me tell ya, having to fight one broody hen when gathering eggs is quite a chore, let alone two or three. Normally I will take a stick, or whatever I can find, and hold the hen back while I reach in and grab the eggs. But with two or three in there, there’s no way to hold them all back, so I just brave up, go for the eggs and deal with the pain of being pecked from all different directions. It makes me laugh when my husband and kids gather eggs because off and on through the summer, they’ve come in saying, “Those (insert random not so nice word) broody hens are so (insert other random not so nice words.)” They can be quite irritating to deal with, for sure.
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