Broody pullet: day 2

chickenlittle21

There's a piggy in the pasture
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I have a broody pullet who is about 7 months old and has been partly broody since she has started laying and now she is fully broody. I bought her at tractor supply as a black sex link but is black with barely feathered grey legs so I am guessing she is a black copper maran mix. Also, her name is Trixie.

Anyway, Trixie became fully broody the day before yesterday and only got up once (yesterday morning) since she became fully broody. She is sitting on 9 eggs. Also, this my first broody so any help would be appreciated.

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Oh, I also made some curtains for her
 

chickenlittle21

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If the other hens have access to her, I’d mark the ones she’s sitting on and check the nest daily to remove any contributions to the nest. I draw a circle around the egg with a black Sharpie, and once a day I go out, lift the broody up a little with one hand, look quickly and remove any uncircled eggs.
I made a small line with a pencil on each of her eggs when she got up for a little bit yesterday morning. If I try to lift her up she bites me.
 

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