The white Silkie hen went broody today. That was fast, 24 days after the first egg.
This is great. She must be feeling good and healthy and content, and it’s a much more appropriate time of year to go broody than last year.
She was way too ambitious, though, sitting on a pile of eggs she couldn’t even cover, like nine of them. They were spilling out all over, I took half of them away from her.
I know she was broody because touching her provokes, along with a bunch of bird growling, this tail up, face in the straw pose.
A position she holds after you stop touching her.Not broody, she’d pop right up and run outside. Today, nothing was moving her. I cleaned the coop around her and even packed new straw all around her.