YAY! How exciting. My very first broody hatch is due this Thursday. My teenage daughter asked me how on earth was I going to put her in lockdown. I just looked at her the way she looks at me when I starting singing along with the 80s radio channel. I could picture poor 'Sissy' in lockdown with a laundry basket with a cinderblock on it over her head.... teenagers are so weird.
Sissy is a small girl. She's part Silkie and part Polish and she's frizzled. She's been very diligent on her nest. She has 7 eggs under her and I'm not sure if even one of them is hers. I candled 2 days ago and all look good. As soon as she went broody, my Showgirl went broody a week later and now my bantam Cochin Silkie mix who is only 6-8 months old has decided she wants to hatch her own single egg. That puts 3 of my girls out of commission as far as egg production goes. I just don't have the heart to try to break their broodiness. I'm very excited!