Caring for Broody Hens in Extreme Cold

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Caring for Broody Hens in Extreme Cold

WHAT IS A BROODY HEN? We refer to a hen as ” broody ” when motherhood beckons and she answers the call to find a nest to hatch chicks. Broodiness is influenced by many factors, including genetics, lighting conditions, and hormones, and while most common in spring, it can occur any time of year, including the coldest days of winter.