OMG,OMG!What have i done! I got myself a pekin and it imediatly went broody! Well not imediatly but darn that was quick!! Let me explain, we gave up our pair of sebrights 7 weeks back, they were too flighty. so we decided to replace them with another breed and we saw this beautiful pair of pekins and we just had to have them! I only found out now they are one of the most broody of breeds. We bought them, quarantined them and then introduced them to the flock 2 weeks back. The P hen started laying 10 days ago and i collected all the eggs,then boom the hen went broody yesterday! And this is too soon for me. Its early summer in South Africa and it can get really hot and I worry about the hens wellfair since it has alot of feathers and is sitting in 1 place for the whole day. I'm used to letting my chickens brood in late winter and early spring since it is warm and cool So my questions are how can i help my hen to stay coolish during the afternoons, because i do have fertile eggs from a friend. And if i have to ,how can i debroody the hen?