- Jul 15, 2010
Ok so apparently barred rocks only "play" broody which is fine. I have 5 of them who like to lay on the nest for about 2 days and jump off. Well now I have 2 Buff Orpingtons and one of them decided to go broody which is fine, she can have the eggs I don't care. However, I have 4 nesting boxes and I tried to pick up an egg in the box next to her and she squawked at me like a bald eagle. I also noticed one of the other hens try to peek in on her and she did the same thing. Does this mean I don't get any eggs while she's sitting on her's (Dear God, don't let there be 8 or something). Are the other ladies going to have to lay on the floor or something? I have a rooster who loves his girls very much and would try to kick my butt if I touched her too much. What do I do? Help please!