When we started with chickens, we knew we wanted them for meat and eggs. We wanted them to breed and chose the heritage breed Buff Orpingtons, who are notoriously broody. But when my first lady decided she wanted chicks I was a nervous wreck! Ream more to find my pros and cons of broody hens and raising chicks in a brooder box.
About the Author
- Staci Samuels
My husband and I bought our little homestead, in Northwestern Pennsylvania, on 3 acres in 2013. With much love and hard work we are turning it into our own slice of heaven. We currently have 2 dogs, a cat, 30 +/- chickens, a garden and an orchard.
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