I'm depressed guys.I bought Buff O's last year because of their reputation of being fairly high on the broody hen scale. They turned a year old in March and to date I've had 1 hen go broody. They aren't hatchery birds. I bought them from a reputable breeder but now it's spring and all the bird's hormones are raging except for mine. I was hoping for broodies to help me raise my stock number of hens and I did hopefully add 5 or 6 from my Aggie's hatching back in late Feb. But I need a few more.
What should I do? Wait them out? Show them cute baby pictures till they cave? Threaten to replace them with an incubator?
I was considering getting a few Silkies or Bantam Cochins but in all honesty I would have to build a second coop, run, blah blah blah and frankly, don'twanna.
There is the line of thought to add some standard sized broody proned pullets to the flock but the question arises then of what breed.
Enlighten me here everyone. What non bantam breed do you have that has proven to be little broody machines for you ?
Edited by microchick - 5/12/16 at 11:37am