Surprise broody


10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
Atwater, CA
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!

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.

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