... This is my first broody hen. There are 2 other hens in the coop and the hen that's broody (Mamita) is in her nest kind of private from everybody else, but not separate (meaning other hens could have access.
I checked on her for the first 5 to 7 seven days every day when she was coming out of her nest more often. Three days ago I heard the "noise" the flock makes when a hen lays... I went to check everywhere but underneath Mamita and saw nothing. There are other 3 nests where other hens canlay if they want to (although they are "connected" to Mamita's).
Today I heard the same and checked everywhere again, but underneath Mamita... saw nothing.
In the afternoon I was courious about the eggs and moved her to check on them when I counted SEVEN!!! The first 5, should be hatching on August 19... I guess I should start preparing my incubator right???
I thought hens don't lay eggs when they are broody... Could it be that another hen layed on Mamita's nest when she left to eat???
Need advice and testimonials please... I'll wait here and learn from the masters...