Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We Give Up
Two weeks ago three of our chickens went broody. It took a week to break two of the hens from their broodiness and they are now laying again. One hen (speckles) has decided she is going to sit no matter what. We have knocked her out of the nesting box up to 10 times a day and she just goes right back. So we will admit defeat and have decided that the next three eggs that are laid by the other hens are going under speckles. That means more baby chickens in 3-4 weeks which Grace is very excited about. The other baby chickens are now almost 7 weeks and doing really well. They had trouble with a bout of parasite 10 days ago, but everyone pulled through. I see how it is easy to just keep collecting chickens once you start raising them. But I guess we fill like the more eggs the better, unless we end up with three roosters. Ugh!