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Chick friendly broody hen nest box

A product called "File Crate" works well for a broody ben nest box

Our Cochin hen just decided to go broody on us yesterday, which is perfect timing as the latest incubation generation comes online.

The plan is to sneak the new chicks in with Ms. Broody tonight and hopefully she'll wake up with her biological clock still ticking and ready to shift into mother hen mode.

I used a plastic milk carton looking thing called a "File Crate" for the new and improved nest box complete with chick friendly access ramp.

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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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