In the Brooder
- Jul 31, 2010
I have a very broody Orpington. 3 times this summer. We feel so sorry for her so we are planning on building a brooder coop for her and let her do her thing. However I do not want the 50/50 chance of fertilized eggs. So we thought we would take away her eggs after 21 days and give her two day old chicks (female). That way I can ensure no cockadoodledoo! to upset the neighbors. I read that Orps are great mothers. Anyone with some insight or experience? Thanks.