In the Brooder
- Oct 17, 2020
I have, amongst others, two Araucanas. Great little hens who laid beautiful blue eggs daily from about 17 weeks old - until they went broody. One went first, and she was stubborn.. boy, was she stubborn. I tried all the tricks in the book, but I couldn’t snap her out of it, so, with an all female flock, I decided to buy her a couple of newly hatched chicks. She was a great mama. Then Araucana 2 went broody. And I did the same thing. Now both mamas have raised a healthy pair of chicks each - and I can’t believe my luck, all female. The first set (pekin bantams) is coming up to 14 weeks. Second set (buff Sussex) about 10 weeks (bigger than their mum now but still try to sleep under her wing, so cute). When will the mamas go back to laying? Or will they just hold off for the rest of the winter now? My other hens are still laying daily. I’m in the south of the UK. Mild winters.