So I have a 9 month old black Austrolorp, and about 3 weeks ago she looked like she started to molt. She also hadn't given me any eggs in a week. So I figured that was all it was.
But a few days after that she went missing. I have only seen her twice in the last couple weeks. I've even searched for her. And she wasn't in the coupe at night.
Today, when I was searching for her, to my delight, she was in a small coupe across the yard. Secluded, happily in the dark. WITH 15-17 EGGS!!!!
I've never had a broody hen before..... Is this too many eggs for one hen? They are all her own eggs. So, they won't all be developed the same right?
I didn't touch the eggs to candle them. I didn't want my girl to abandon her eggs.
Please give me advise or your own similar experience!! I'm very new to this, and very nervously eggcited 😁