Should You Separate Broody Hen From Other Hens & Cockerel?

Should you separate a broody hen from other hens and cockerels? This is a tricky one as there are arguments for and against. If you separate a broody hen from the rest of the flock you are safe guarding the safety of the hen and chicks when they hatch as they are not going to … Read more Should You Separate Broody Hen From Other Hens & Cockerel?

Ways To Hatch Guinea Fowl Eggs

There are 3 ways to hatch guinea fowl eggs: 1) In an incubator. 2) Under a guinea fowl hen. 3) With a broody bantam hen. I was reminded of this the other day when I had an email from anne saying that she was going to try all three methods. Here are some things to … Read more Ways To Hatch Guinea Fowl Eggs

Broody Hen Bullied Off Nest But Chicks Still Hatched

I received an email about a broody hen that was bullied off her nest of eggs for about 5 hours. I sent a reply and corresponded with Kate and was delighted to hear that the hen managed to get back on the nest and the eggs hatched out. Here is our email correspondence tracking the … Read more Broody Hen Bullied Off Nest But Chicks Still Hatched

Broody Hen Or Incubator For Hatching Eggs?

“Why exactly do so many more people choose the broody hen over the incubator?” This comment was left by Megan (thanks Megan) and I thought that it was an interesting question. More people choose to use a broody hen because the success rate with the hen is usually better than with the incubator. The broody … Read more Broody Hen Or Incubator For Hatching Eggs?