I have a beautiful bantam Cochin who decided to go broody about two weeks ago. I was delighted! While I don't have a rooster to keep my girls company I wanted to try giving her a couple 1 day old chicks to raise this Saturday. (That would put her at ~20 days of brooding)
Everything was going splendid, she had her broody quarters set up in a dim, quiet place with her own food and water and she was sitting on her clutch of golf balls loyally. I was so proud of my little future momma until yesterday.
The little bugger left the nest and won't sit anymore. Do any of you more seasoned chicken lovers have any tips to encourage her to get back on the nest?