How Shall I Cook Emily? Suggestions Please!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She is broody again... for the 3rd time since November! [​IMG] The first two times, she quit....on Day 17, both times. She has no concept of the 21 day thing so has yet to see a chick out of all that sitting. Perhaps a fricasee? Maybe Southern Fried? Or maybe a nice Coq Au Vin!

    This is the Emily the last time she was broody. She is a black Plymouth Rock. We love Emmy, we really do, but this "Broody Fail" stuff has to stop!


    And a full body shot of my broody mama wanna-be:

  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Little steamed dumplings is all I can say. She has a lovely face [​IMG]
  3. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    How about those spicy chicken wings. I'm sure she would be plenty spicy:)

    P.S I love her eyes.
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Can you let her sit until day 10, take her eggs and put them in the incubator while she is still sitting and slip the little tykes under her after hatch? Never mind, she'd still have to sit longer. How about chicks under her at day 16 or 17?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  5. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    When I read the title of this I thought I was in a lot of trouble! [​IMG]
  6. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Spring Green, WI
    Wasn't that first pic your avatar awhile ago?
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Hahaha, just you wait, missy! [​IMG]

    uncle rico, yes, Emily's wild trance-like glare was my avatar for awhile. I finally decided to put big Ike back up and BOOM! she's doing it again.

    Ellie, my bators are dismantled and packed away and I ain't getting them back out, no way. I don't want her to have chicks, to tell the truth, but DH grabbed one of Smoky's eggs and put Emily in the broody pen under Zane's cage with the egg. If it's not fertile, then she'll just be disappointed. If it is and she quits, I may just let it go. If she gets a chick, then finally, she'll be a mama. And if she isn't a good one, I'll put her in a pot.

    J/K, we love Emmy, but dang, she's a lot of trouble!
  8. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    pssst, you are just trying to scare her straight, ...right?

    you can't eat a face like that.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, thinking...thinking..... [​IMG]
  10. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    Uh....yeah. You can't eat my face! Or the rest of me for that matter. [​IMG]

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