Poppy is still broody

May 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

Poppy is still determinedly broody. The mad things is, she behaves perfectly normally when she’s away from the house. All I have to do is close the pophole door, and she’s a normal chicken. Scritching, clucking, bossing everyone else around. Having a great time. But make so much as a twitch towards the pophole and she is there like a rocket, ready to squirm her way inside. I spend the day watching Bessie and Claire, ready to open the house for them to go in and lay while keeping Poppy shut away from them. (The sin-bin is the last resort.)

The only way I can keep Poppy out of the nestbox at night is by stacking it with bricks. Then she sits on the floor. So I have to add a full-size droppings board across the floor. So then she sits on the perch in broody-pose! Oh well, better than nothing.

I really really hope she snaps out of this sometime soon!


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