I need some wisdom from my pennsylvania peeps. I have an 8 month old bantam mottled cochin that I swear is broody. She is flat as a pancake on the nest and has picked the feathers on her chest and belly out. She often returns to the nest if I take her out. Is this possible this early? Advice on breaking her.
Sounds like she is broody.
My silkie had just started to lay eggs and went broody right away. She is a great broody and momma. Right now she is sitting on no eggs and broody. I refuse to give her eggs right now because winters are so harsh, not a time for outside babies. Besides, all my girls are molting, besides one Easter Egger. I am getting 1 egg a day from my bunch, if I am lucky!