Craig Dobbelyu wrote:I have a buff orpington that just went broody. I moved her to a separate space and gave her 8 eggs to sit on.
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:I was planning on trying to break her of it but someone hit one of my other buffs with a car and killed her. They were speeding down the road and didn't even touch the brakes. Dumb chicken didn't get out of the road and the stupid driver didn't even know they hit her or they didn't care. Either way, it was a heart breaking day. It was literally the last day that the chickens were going to be free ranging. That afternoon I was moving them back into the paddock shift system. Oh well COMPOST
So now I feel like having baby chicks around again. Their cuteness is comforting.
Matu Collins wrote:
How much messing with can the eggs take and still be viable?
Matu Collins wrote:That is a big help, Craig! I've got a lot to learn! Being responsible for animals feels even more weighty when babies are involved for some reason.
The chicks are still small and I think it wouldn't be safe yet, but when?