Friday, June 11, 2010

Broody Brooder and Broodette

These three girls have been broody for 4 weeks-- when given fertilized eggs to sit on-- they fought over them and poked holes in them --

Even when given fake eggs to sit on they continued to fight and move the eggs from this nest to that nest -- all the time keeping the other non broody hens away with nowhere to lay their eggs--

Beth suggested cool baths for three days in a row --to break the brooders-- but with a baby on my hip and my kids in town-- I have no time at all to spare -- I had to come up with something fast--so I put all three in a smaller side cage.

While these girls eat and drink and stand around wondering what to do--

everyone else can get back to their nests!


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