For this BB, you will breed a broody hen to hatch at least six chicks!
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- breed a broody hen and raise six chicks
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
- caring for a broody hen
- caring for the hen while sitting on at least six eggs
- caring for the hen and at least six chicks
- six chicks that are all at least one week old
How do you even get a picture of a hen on eggs? They're either covering them or not sitting. ;) Here she is the day the chicks hatched though! We had to bring her indoors to care for her as we had two broodies within a week of one another and the one outside kept stealing her eggs! She was also getting beat up by the rooster. :T You can see her back feathers growing in again really well in this picture. She was broody in a XXL dog crate. They both hatched 8 eggs each.
Chicks in the brooder! No heat in this brooder since mom was in there, but enough space for them to get cozy with mom before moving outside so there's no confusion about whose brood is whose!
Split into three groups! Boys for eating later, girls from one hatch (all 12 weeks) and girls from another (18 weeks) in a tractor before getting sold!
Hello, please call me Mouse. Talk to me about rabbits, chickens, and gardens. Starting an intentional community in Ohio.
Mike Haasl approved this submission. Note: I'd say a ruffled up broody hen sitting would indicate she's sitting on eggs. Or a pic of her on the eggs with you holding up feathers to show an egg peeking out.
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