broodiness in hens

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broodiness in hens

Post by kmurph » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:41 pm

Hi,
Can anyone tell me the term for when a domestic hen leaves her chicks. Is fledging an appropriate word? It seems to fit better for altricial species in my mind.
Help appreciated... :?

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