Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gone Broody

Here I was thinking that I had all my projects for this month planned out, when someone in the hen house decided otherwise.

Silly girl, winter is not the time for new baby chicks.  Despite my doubts that it's too cold, I am a firm believer in allowing things on the farm to happen naturally.  Maybe she knows something that I don't.

Right now she's on one Turken and three Barred Rock eggs.  None of them are even her's... go figure.

I'm pretty sure that at least two of the BR eggs won't hatch because we have only one Barred Rock and only I noticed her sitting this morning.  Tomorrow I am going to put dates on the eggs and maybe add a couple more.

Luckily the temps have been above freezing.  Just in case I plugged in a heat lamp in the coop.  I am very eager to see what happens.

Stay tuned for more on my winter broody hen.



  1. Can't wait to see what happens Christina, I only have two hens right now, and awaiting a larger pen to be able to keep more chickens. What breeds do you have, and why type rooster? I've always heard if only one hen is broody she will hatch them out, if more than one is broody they take turns sitting. Im not sure.

  2. We have a chicken that's gone broody as well. We're letting nature take its course, too. We'll see what happens.


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