In the Brooder
- Jul 21, 2014
A couple of my hens went broody and its messing with my other hens getting to the nesting boxes and proper nutrients. Three days in a row now I am finding at least one egg dropped on the floor under the perch that has a soft eggshell. After going to the "Chicken Expert" at Linton Feed and Seed, a solution was given that I give them some babies to get them off the nests. So I came home with 2 (1 each) new Welsummer babies. The chicks are accepted by the moms now and will give me some pretty dark brown eggs with spots once they start to lay. My research says that they will lay extra large eggs after the first year and that they are really nice or people friendly So my flock is now up to 11 birds. 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Australorp, 3 Cross Breeds, and now 3 Americana, and 2 Welsummer as well as a Cross Breed Rooster that is probably going to be rehomed. He keeps body slamming himself into my legs when I am not looking, little brat! His name is Junior an is he son of Spot, the mean rooster that I rehomed last year.