• Living with Chickens

    Heritage hens can go broody

    It seems that more and more people these days have backyard chickens and if they are heritage hens they can go broody. It you, like me, have the space and are prepared to do a little work then you can have the joy of eating fresh eggs daily! However, when you only have two chickens and one goes broody the egg production quickly declines. A broody hen stops laying!  I have become a better judge at picking up all the signs of a broody chicken or hen if you prefer! Princess Carmella went broody for the third time several weeks ago. Chickens that are pure breeds have a greater tendency…