Appy goes broody

A bout of broodiness

Even the most unlikely birds are getting in on the act!

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Only one chick hatched

Of six fertile eggs I recently purchased and put in my incubator, only one hatched. It is now in a brooder, but I was wondering if it will be OK to bring this one up on its own? I know chickens like company and feel it’s a bit cruel it being on its own. Or would it be best to purchase a chick of similar age? The egg that hatched is a male cuckoo Marans. I do have five chickens already, so it is only until this one is older enough to be outside.

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Hen won’t sleep on her perch

Please could you explain why my Light Sussex chicken sleeps in her nest box at night and what I should do to stop her?

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