Thesaurus / broody
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Broody hens brought from a distance should be carried in a basket, covered over with a cloth.

PoultryHugh Piper

There were six, but two of them were broody and went off to steal their nests.

The Lost WagonJames Arthur Kjelgaard

"Sit thee there as steady as a broody hen; and now let's mak' shift," said the blacksmith.

A Son of HagarSir Hall Caine

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.

Ducks and GeeseHarry M. Lamon

A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'

Lives of the Fur FolkM. D. Haviland

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.

Our Domestic BirdsJohn H. Robinson

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.

PoultryHugh Piper

When she finally got broody she was given seventeen eggs and allowed to settle down to the task of incubating Christmas dinners.

WORDS RELATED TO BROODY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.