I now have two broody hens.
It would have worked better had they waited for spring. The white hen's eggs are 19 days old, so hopefully we will start seeing chicks on Monday ( if they hatch at all).
My milk cow Pearl has decided that it's time to dry up as well. I had expected this as her calf is almost a year old.
Despite a rocky start, she has really mellowed and we have a friendly understanding. I'm sure the only reason she tolerates me at all is because I bring the food.
The plan for the future is to schedule her breeding so she calves mid March. Then my two off months will be during the coldest parts of winter.
I am so sick of winter.
I'll keep you posted on my hens.