Broody Mama

Meet Broody Mama (named by Abigail of course :)). Broody Mama wanted to hatch some chicks and very patiently sat on her eggs. She didn’t leave them more than 30 minutes a day, and as time drew closer to hatching, she was up only a few minutes at a time. Finally, three little chicks popped out.

The Psalmist draws an analogy about the protection a chicken provides her chicks to how the Lord watches over us! How true.

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
Psalms 91:4


Abby holding one of her chickens (not Broody Mama).


Notice the head peeking out?DSC_3960DSC_3969DSC_3979DSC_3984

At the cost of getting your hand pecked, you can reach one.DSC_3991DSC_4009DSC_4020

“… how often would I have gathered
thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her wings,
and ye would not.”

Matthew 23:37

13 thoughts on “Broody Mama”

  1. Our family has been enjoying the labor of a ‘broody mama’ too! Our four chicks are now 16 days old. What a reminder of God’s creative power they are. May God bless your chicks with a long life.

  2. Those little chicks are so cute!
    Thank you for sharing these photos.
    And what a wonderful learning experience for Abby and the other children. πŸ™‚
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  3. How sweet!!!! Congratulations on the new chicks! We are new chicken parents, they just have begun laying. One of our supposed hens was renamed “Luke”, due to his development! We are praying for maybe one experience like you’ve had!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    And, we are also excited to purchase the newest Moody books for Christmas gifts!!

    I hope you all enjoy the new Moody books. I love to think about the children receiving them for Christmas ;).

  4. How fun and sweet! I think chicks are some of the cutest, most soft little things!
    Last year, we also had a “broody mama” and it was such an awesome experience watching the chicks hatch and grow up and learning to recognize the different calls “Silkie” would make to her brood! πŸ™‚ When I remember how the tiny chicks would run under the hen’s wings at her call, I think of the verse in Matthew where Jesus said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,…how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!”
    What a great experience for Abbie and the other children! May your chicks stay healthy, live long lives, and produce many delicious eggs for you! πŸ˜‰
    In Christ Jesus,

  5. Does Abigail have on the Big Sister Again ” shirt? Cute little chicks. Several families we know are also in the Broody Mama business these days.
    Good eye, but why have a shirt if you can’t wear it? No news.

  6. Broody mama’s are a blessing. We have hatched some chicks, but had to use an incubator. My father-in-law raises chickens and has tried to find a broody hen, but so far he’s mostly had to rely on an incubator as well.
    Our younger girls (11 & 12) have been asking for some new chicks-they love the little fuzzies. πŸ™‚

  7. She needs to get her Aunt Elissa to assist her with this incredible 4-H project. Abby has a winner!

  8. How fun! Brings back great memories of my 4-H and egg-selling days πŸ™‚ My family raised lots of different animals and all of my siblings and I had our particular favorites…mine were the chickens! πŸ™‚ Good job, Farmer Abigail!

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