Friday, August 16, 2013

Update: The Broody Hen

Hi, it's Celia again!

Since I was unable to post because of my Lyme's disease, you completely missed out on the tale of the broody hen! If you missed the first post, you can read about it here.

Well, Miss Broody Hen turned out to be a cannibal. She ate the eggs that Mom put under her. So Mom put more eggs under her. She ate those, too. Hmmm. Mom decided this hen was trying to get one over on her and pulled her out of the cat carrier she was living in. No more eggs for her!

But just a few days ago another hen went broody, our little bantam silkie. Her name is Autumn. She is named after one of my best friends. A bantam is a very small chicken. Autumn sat in the nesting box for two days straight, so Mom pulled her out and put her in the cat carrier. Mom gave her 12 eggs to sit on, but Autumn couldn't cover them all. She was just too small. So Mom took out four eggs, and now Autumn has 8 eggs to hatch.

If all goes well we will have chicks on September 2!


  1. Fantastic!
    Mrs. V. H.

  2. Chickens......I hope you have fun with yours...I'm not a fan, as a kid I was flopped and pecked way to many times to enjoy them.....they can be very pretty, but that's as far as my love goes for them!!! I hope you do better with them!!!

    Mrs. Mellinger