Mother Hen

A good mother hen is worth her weight in grain; double, triple... decuple (that's 10x) her weight in grain. Her skill-set is invaluable to your homestead. In poultry, hens can be great mothers or just okay mothers or not want anything to do with these highly active, presumably annoying hatchlings. We have a chicken hen …

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Hatching Your Own Chicks

[ reposted from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] Hatching out your own chicks using an incubator can initially seem to be a daunting task.  My preference is to allow hens to hatch their own chicks, but you may want to use an incubator until you have a few great broody hens willing to do …

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