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Mar 6, 2010 5:33 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11
Hens go broody on their schedule, with no way for us to control? Right?

My two bantam Cochins are laying an egg a day, each, the nest keeps filling up. Per what we did when I was a child, I hard boiled one of each hen's eggs, and put them back a decoys. One egg is a little brownish and smaller, thought they'd appreciate their own egg being there.

I don't know if I want chicks! The man said they were in with a pencilled roo for a while, so the Blue doesn't have a chance to have blue babes, does she?

They're still in their temporary playpen on my deck(we know how that goes!) and I bring them in every night for their safety. They're in the cage that I brought them home in. Last night I looked, and the pencilled was sitting there with her head drooped, dangling down as if she was dead! I figure asleep, but I still went over to check on her. She woke right up. That sure looked funny, her neck all stretched out like that. I should have taken a photo.

Hay, that sure looks like a spunky little roo!

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