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Mad, Sad and Glad


  Mad: I let the hen out that I had such hopes for. The eggs were cold for a whole day while she caroused around her room. She’d had enough and wanted out. I obliged her. It’s become obvious that from the number of eggs in the nest that she only lays one egg a week. […]

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The Unlikely Hen


I wasn’t sure about whether the hen I chose would want to set or not. Every day I check her and she has been setting on the eggs. Ihave been scared to bother her in case she changed her mind. Usually they quit eating and drinking almost completely for 3 weeks, and they screech at you if you try to […]

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How do you get a chicken to set on eggs?


I wish I knew more. If anyone can help with this one, it would be great. This is what I know: 1. Leave behind dummy eggs or risk the real ones breaking. 2. Leave a few straws over them for camouflage.3. Be sure it’s dark and secretive looking.4. If one acts hormonal-screechy at you/others, her […]

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