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Chick friendly nest box update

new nest box update for broody hen and chicks

The new chick friendly nest box is not good enough for our broody hen.

She's been hunkering down between the water and food dish and sleeping on the floor.

I suspect the new nest box will come in handy if we can coax her into sitting on some eggs next year, but for now it would seem like she feels safer on the ground where she can hide her family behind the blue plastic tub we sometimes use as a brood house.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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