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    My goodness its that time of year again! Two broody hens fighting for space in the nestbox and hens laying all over the place because they can't get in to the nestboxes.
    Normally i would let them get on with it but i need to thin down my flock tremndously for when I move house to another area and only take a few chooks with me.

    So its 'Boot em out' and keep booting them out to try and stop their broodiness!
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    Yey!...got a broody!

    Tis Ginger....the lass who hatched a few last time.
    Looks like she's the only one who goes broody these days, and as she's getting on a bit in age cos she hardly lays anymore, we've decided to let her get on with it
    8 eggs.
    Don't really need anymore chooks, but we can give excess females away....
    So...watch this space!
    Exciting eh?
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    SNAP...SNAP...SNAP ,got layed tother day
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    Ooops....Ginger has eaten one of her eggs
    Maybe it wasn't fertile ( can they sometimes tell?) or she'd cracked it?????
    Picked absolutely clean, and no sign of yolk anywhere.
    So....7 still being sat on!
    2weeks to go.
    Always seems such a long wait!
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    Update.
    Ginger has eaten all but 3 of the 8 eggs.

    Those are due to hatch tomorrow.....fingers crossed eh?
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    Happy chickens

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    Update!

    One chick

    Out of 8 eggs, mom ate 5 whilst brooding and we checked the last 2 today and they weren't fertile
    Strange....cos we have 2cockerels roaming with the gals.

    Ah well....at least we have one likkle chick!
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