Thursday, November 3, 2011


A few weeks ago we bought some fertile eggs to put under one of our broodies, Polly. Motherhood didn't seem to suit her unfortunately and it all turned out badly in the end. She broke a few eggs and pooed in the nest, then she broke a few more eggs, we cleaned up the mess but I think it was too late by then. In the end we went away for the weekend and when we came back she was off the nest and all the eggs were broken. We think maybe she's just too highly strung for the job, so she won't get another chance.

Oh well. We've selected a new broody and we think she'll be a great mum. It's Lacey, one of our Australorps. She is the most placid, beautiful little girl and she often gets broody. We put her in the separate chick nest before we bought the eggs and after a while she settled in. Then we bought another dozen eggs and she is happily sitting on them now. As soon as we put them under her she nuzzled them up close to her and she seems like a natural. Fingers crossed, we'll know in about 20 days.

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