When & How To Break Up A Broody Hen

Breaking up broody hens

Letting a hen hatch chicks out naturally is an incredibly exciting thing to watch. But there are times when a sitting hen is just NOT something that you want in your flock. Here’s how I go about “breaking up” my broodies, and my reasons for wanting to do so…

Mixed Up Chick

baby chick in brooder

After being abandoned in the nest, hatched out by an adopted mama, and moved indoors with a new flock, it’s amazing how this tough little chick has gotten by!