In the Brooder
- Mar 6, 2014
I believed my barred rock pullet to be gone, or disappeared. But yesterday, I spotted her in some tall grass on the side of my neighbor's driveway. She's on about 20 eggs currently and it looks like one of the eggs are pipped. I have never dealt with a broody before and I have no idea what to do. Since the chicks most likely are so close to hatch, should I just let nature take its course or try to seclude mom and babies at least a little with some shelter? Last time I tried to do this with another hen, she refused to sit on her babies again and they all died. Very torn here!!!