Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wbruder17, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I spoil my broodies. Its ridiculous. Once they go broody, they are moved to a seperate hutch and given eggs. Its WAY too hard to break them, so I just use them instead (much to the dismay of the DH)

    BUT....BUT BUT BUT.... They are not just moved, they get scrambled eggs and mozzerella cheese for treats, cuz my one Silkie almost sat herself to death, not eating, not drinking, etc. So I have gotten into the habit of spoiling my broodies rotten.

    I know it would be my own fault, but.... are chickens able to realize that they get it even better than usual if they go broody? I HATE the fact that I am constantly dealing with these broody hens, but is it also nice to always have a free incubator at my disposal ( again, to the DHs dismay)

    I mean, are chickens even cognitively capable enough to make a connection like that? Go broody and I get a spa vacation for a month and a half?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    They are playin' you like an old violin. [​IMG]

    OK, maybe I'm exaggerating. Good of you to spoil them.

  3. mccaff mama hen

    mccaff mama hen Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Central Indiana
    I wouldn't put it past them. Remember Pavlov's dog? [​IMG]

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