In the Brooder
- Jun 18, 2013
Well, I THOUGHT Pekins weren't broody types but Ethel started a nest around April 13 & there are currently about 20 eggs in it. For the first couple of weeks she would sit on them but would galavant some with Eddie (her husband) during the day. For the last 4-5 days she refuses to get off her nest. As a mom myself, I decided to let her try and have her babies because I can't imagine going to all this work only to have youR Eggs be taken away!! She got so serious about sitting now-- I don't know what to do? I know her 28 days will soon be up for the older Eggs but these over the last week she has laid, she hasn't been off of them much. Can anyone offer help/advice? What is the likelihood she can even hatch these? She is just so serious and protective now. I am actually hoping some will hatch even though I will have to regime them but-- she's just so precious sitting there trying to take care of her "babies" I don't have the heart to take her eggs away!!!!!