Last evening, I went out to lock my chickens up for bed. I couldn’t find Buttercup. I checked the nesting boxes and there she was all puffed up. And making noises like she was a dinosaur. Turn up your volume to hear what a broody chicken sounds like. haha Sounds like a dinosaur right? A broody chicken means the chicken wants to sit on eggs and let the babies hatch. Basically she wants to be a Mother. And no you don’t have to have a rooster for this to happen. It’s just natural.
I checked on the girls this morning before leaving for work. Sure enough Buttercup was still sitting in the nesting box. Uh-oh.
If she’s in the nesting box it’s going to cause some coop wars. She’s in the box all the girls want to lay their eggs in. haha
I might have to get some fertile eggs from a friend this weekend for Buttercup to sit on. It will take about 21 days before the eggs hatch.