Small victories

May 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

I think we may have finally beaten Poppy’s broodiness. Yesterday she came out with the others for breakfast, and spent most of the day (including time when they were shut up) outside with everyone else. She did nip into the nestbox at one point, but I hauled her out and plonked her down in the grass yard, and she pretty much accepted that. And today …

today she didn’t go into the nestbox at all! Woohoo!

So, when we stopped trying to do those things that you’re meant to do to break a broody hen (sin-bin, air movement around the nether regions, that sort of thing) … she snapped out of it. Kinda like with Ella.

Evidently our chickens are true adherents of Murphy’s Law. Sigh!

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