My egg crop is dwindling these days because someone or should I say several of my ladies have decided to be “mommies” too!! This lady hatched two little ones about two weeks ago.
Then this lady fought me tooth and nail everyday when I tried to stop her broody situation and alas, she won out! She’ll hatch next Monday if all goes well.
Ten days later little red hen got real grouchy and tried to peck me every time I caught her on the nest. I decided there was room enough for a few more chicks in the hen-house so I set her too.
This may be his last year with the harem if we don’t get better hatches than the previous two were. Two out of nine eggs hatching is not great odds. He dpes have his own special ladies but you’d think he could spread the love around. Plus, there’s no eggs coming from these ladies while they’re setting and raising their young. We’ll see how things go and give progress reports as the summer rolls on. Now I have to figure out how to stop two more hens that have decided they like this kind of life as well!!