I can only hope one of mine goes broody! I know the odds are against it, but there's hope for a "renegade".We’ve had a few black Australorp a, from a different smaller hatchery. Only one went broody -but she was an awesome adoptive mom several batches. We ne er let her hatch her own, just put some young ones under her at night and took away the fake eggs. But, she sat very well for the duration. She was a good mom, and didn’t kick out the chicks until around 6 weeks old.
Set up a little broody coop inside the main coop, decorate it like a nursery, and play Brahms Lullaby. Maybe she'll take the hint.Hoping one of my TSC BAs goes broody next spring. I want more birds, but would really prefer a broody to the brooder. Two or three more chicks from TSC or hatch a few eggs; BO x BA cross. Chicken maaaaaaathhhhh! It's everywhere! It's everywhere!
Is it spring yet?? Oh. No. We just started autumn. Sigh.