My sweet Daffy girl has gone broody two times now since the beginning of the summer. I think she desperately wants to be a mama! And ohhh, she’s a stubborn one too. It took almost 2 weeks to break her last time.
This time around, at about a week in, I had a revelation. Why not try to let her mama the chicks that would be arriving any day? The timing was not planned, but is quite providential. I have her sitting on about 7 golf balls and wooden eggs in preparation for her to brood the new chickies on their way from the hatchery. I don’t know if she’ll accept them, but we’re going to give it a good college try. It would make adding 15 new chicks to our current flock of three hens much easier. For all parties involved.
You got this, Mama Daffodil!