other words for broody
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Broody hens brought from a distance should be carried in a basket, covered over with a cloth.
There were six, but two of them were broody and went off to steal their nests.
"Sit thee there as steady as a broody hen; and now let's mak' shift," said the blacksmith.
When she shows that she is broody and has stopped laying she should be given a sitting of eggs which will consist of 10 or 11.
A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'
She will lay three times a year if you succeed in "changing her current of thought" when she is broody.
The chickens may be saved either by removing them to other broody hens or by putting them in a flannel wrapping in a warm place.
She was so broody that she actually insisted on sitting on a Liebig pot.
Ducks' eggs may be advantageously placed under a broody exhibition hen.
When she finally got broody she was given seventeen eggs and allowed to settle down to the task of incubating Christmas dinners.