Meet Broody Judy
It is kind of late in the season to be letting one of our chickens go broody. But I just couldn't resist. Broody Judy has been toying with the idea of becoming a mother for the past month. She would act like she wanted to brood then change her mind. Then a week later I would think she was ready and then nope. Two days ago I found her sitting on 4 eggs in the hen house. She stayed on those four eggs and allowed other hens to sit in her box with her then she would take those eggs and situate them under her body. I checked on her at night and she was still there. So yesterday I went to walmart and bought her a 30 gallon Rubbermaid bin, cut a hole in the side, layed some bedding and waited. I didn't want to move her until night because I wanted to get her to accept her new nest. JBody helped me move her and her clutch after dark and this morning she was still there. I guess it looks like we are going to have some baby chicks in about 20 days or so.