Saturday, May 9, 2009

Broody Chicken

Everyonce in a while, one of our chickens becomes broody. That is, she decides to lay on the eggs in her box and not get off of them. Now that we have a rooster, there is a good chance that if left alone, she will hatch out a few of these eggs into chicks. So we have decided to allow this little lady the satisfaction of doing just that. She has been setting on her nest now for several days. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she is successful. We'll let you know. It takes about 3 weeks for chicken eggs to hatch.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

good luck..what fun to have little ones running around

Autumn said...

My broody hen set on her eggs but after the 3 weeks plus a day or two just to be safe, they were only rotten eggs!!:(
The bad thing is we simply cannot get her off the nest!!!!! As long as shes broody she wont lay either!
Let me know if you have any ideas about getting her off the nest!!!

Ruth said...

Can't wait to see if she has some little chickies.

Ruth

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