And then a few weeks ago Cindy (one of our original Rhode Island Reds from Tractor Supply) and Pancake chicken (jeesh lady!) and another Australorp went broody all at the same time.
In our more populated coop (we have several), there are three nesting boxes. All three were populated with a broody hen. This was NOT OK. We scooped all three of them out and plopped them on the ground unceremoniously and took their eggs away (like 21 or so?). The unknown Lorpy got the idea and never looked back.
I have been chucking Pancake chicken and Cindy out of the nesting boxes daily ever since.
So every day I go down and pluck them out and set them on the ground all floofed and upset and bawk-bawking.
This warmed my heart, though:
|Broody and offended. Together.|