Hello from Mississippi


In the Brooder
May 2, 2016
We began our new adventure this spring with two mixed breed adult hens. "Lovingly" named Red and Satan. (More on these later.) We then decided we wanted a "few" more younger pullets. We acquired a Dominique and two golden Sexlinks. A week or so later, I happened upon a very dirty, sad, neglected white Silkie. I had to save her. We have a Spangled Russian Orloff rooster named Sparkles, he's the second one we've had. Today, we bought 5 more Sexlinks. Oh yeah, we also let the mean hens, Devil and Red, hatch 5 chicks. So we're up to a grand total of 17 chickens. The two evil spawns of Satan took turns setting on the eggs. Neither would conceed the clutch. They have since gone absolutely crazy. They attack at random, cluck at all hours, are extemely noisy, and are driving me crazy. They are great setters though, so I'm not sure what to do with them!
hello nice to meet you i'm from Mississippi also glad to know i am not alone
Hi :welcome

Glad you could join us here! Wow your flock sure has grown! It happens to us all :D
It sounds like your broody hens are a real handful :( Here are some threads on broody hens that I'm sure you will find helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Broody+hens#

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
Thanks for the kind welcome! The mommas aren't broody, at least not in the tradtional sense. They just do bizarre stuff and are very mean to the others. They're not mean to me or the rest of the family. We've maintained our alpha status so far. They attack the rooster. They scream all day. They set ambush traps for the others. It's very weird.

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