My year old Buff O has gone broody twice now! Once this spring ,but didnt set, she just brooded and brawwwwked all April. All of a sudden last week she started at it again. Friday She climbed into the nesting box that had 1 egg in it and stayed there!
Here she is all puffed up in her Broody stance. Her name ..because of her mishapen comb, is Flopsie.
Obviously the other two Buffs are laying in the box also. Today I got a chance to get close to count and mark the eggs. Because Our temps have been in the upper 90's and 100's, she doesnt stay to long on her eggies between 2:30 and 4:30. she just happens to know its tooooo Hot for them!
Her nest got a good cleaning around the edges too, after I noticed she doesnt wait to do her business after she gets out!
Isnt it a sad sad look Porkpal!!!! I spray a mist of water over my Hen house every afternoon hoping to cool it down a little! For the first time I think my Chickens really enjoy getting a little wet!
Are you going to let your Broody set? Or are you going to just let her get over it?? We still have plenty of time here in the South to get a good start on chicks before cold weather!
Well Flopsie is still on the nest . My other 2 buffs arent laying but very sporadically, I thought it was the heat .... or maybe another snake..... WRONG!!!!!!
Well, now we know the other girls are still laying!!!!