Three of my hens have gone broody and are sitting on eggs. One of them even hatched out a chick.
For those of you who do know, broody means a hen has gone into a mothering mode and is sitting on some eggs. The eggs are called a clutch. Some chicken breeds go broody more than others, and some breeds rarely if ever go broody.
What gets me:
Two of the hens are Barred Rocks, which rarely go broody.
One is an Australorp, which has a reputation of going broody.
My first set of chickens was back around 1987 or 1988. My wife and I butchered out that first set of Barred Rocks when they were around two years old, and I did not get any more until 2012.
So in the seven years I have kept chickens, only two barred rocks have gone broody.Read more