Surprise broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CowgirlJules, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, here's an upside to having a rather messy garden. Several naughty hens have been hiding their eggs in there all spring and summer. Sometimes I'd find the nest, but I hadn't lately.

    Until tonight, when I went out to discover an Easter Egger hen with thirteen babies in my compost heap! I hadn't even realized that she was missing!

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    Broody mama by Cowgirl Jules, on Flickr

    I put food and water out for her, and a dog crate without the door in case she wants to move them. She's being a very good mama.
     
  2. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is classic. Good mommy!
     
  3. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats funny
     

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