Tuesday, May 14, 2013


How to get a Buff off her duff? One of our Buff Orpingtons, Layla, has gone broody all of a sudden. She's about a year old, so maybe it's time, but none of our Red Star hens ever showed the slightest inclination. She's been holed up in the nest box for several days now, sitting on a handful of infertile eggs. I told her I fully sympathize with the desire for babies, but it's just not happening 'round here. She's so gentle that she didn't fuss much when I picked her up and retrieved the eggs, but a few hours later she was back in there on some more. Maybe the mailbox-turned-nestbox has her convinced there will be a "special delivery" soon!

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