I have 30 chickens. 3 Silver Duckwing: Blindie, Thursday and Dumpling
5 B.B. Reds: Brownie, Fudge, Red, Winnie and our newest addition, Peanut
3 Creles: Cloe, Clover and Clairabell
1 pure white: Snowy
2 white with small black spots: Polly and Nilla
2 Blue: Smurfette and Blue
1 Milli Fluer...
Yes they are still safe to eat. If you don't want her to set, just keep the eggs out. She will get over it in a couple of days. If she don't, maybe put her in a cage in the chicken coop until she stops being broody.
I have been cracking their eggs, cooking them up so they don't know what they are eating and microwaving the shells and crushing them up in the feed along with the eggs. That will take care of the soft shells and it will make their feathers shiny.
Question 1: Has your roosters been rolling around in anything smelly?
Question 2: Put some hot pick spray on your roosters. The hens will not like it. You won't either, so be careful not to spray near your face.
Question 3: Maybe this hen is the feather picker or she is a certain color that he...
Try putting a dim light in the coop. When you go in to shut the door, just shut the light off. I use to have to do that for the first couple of weeks after I put my bantams in their new home for the first time. I still have to shine a light on the roost for one of my roosters because he was...