I'm in a bit of a dilemma. One of my hens has gone broody rather unexpectedly. I have a source for fertile eggs of the type I want, but they will not be available until next Saturday. How hard would it be on her to add that one extra week to her brooding period?
I can rustle a few eggs for her to sit on from my own flock over the next couple of days if I need to, but I'd like to use her broodiness to get some new bloodlines into my flock. I don't want to risk her health however. Right now she is sitting on 3 golf balls. This is her first time being broody.
Thanks for any help.