My Broody Girls

Meet Peep. She’s a one-year-old Pekin duck, born in our incubator last spring. She is broody and seems to be doing a good job at sticking to her nest. The only problem is, we don’t need any more ducks! We have eight – three of them boys. That fact alone guarantees that she’ll be successful and we’ll end up with more duckling than we know what to do with.

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This is Little. At three-years-old, she’s a little ragged around the edges, but she’s a sweetie. She is our favorite chicken; and she’s decided she’s broody. The problem is, when Little leaves the nesting box to stretch her legs and have a snack, she often returns to the wrong nesting box! Her chances of hatching babies is slim to none. Paul said he’s tempted to tuck a few chicks under her and give her the chance to be a momma. We just want her to be happy!

broody chicken

Read about past broody girls:
7 June 2013: Welcome to the Farm
23 March 2012: Dilly the Broody Duck
4 April 2012: Dilly the Duck Adopts Chicken Eggs
1 May 2012: Little Miracles

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