Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
Meet the Broody B*tch:
Now I know that you’re probably thinking that’s not very nice. But trust me when I say, she’s earned it. This chicken has probably laid all of three eggs in the past 6 months. I wish I was exaggerating. First, she went broody shortly after mom started incubating next years crop. So mom finally let her have 2 eggs, because
she was persistent, stealing new eggs to sit on every day. She sat on them, they hatched successfully and then mothered her babies for 6 weeks or so as they learned to follow her around the yard. Then, one day, she just decided she had had enough and she left them for the comfort and increased food availability of the Casa Grande de Pollo. She raised good little yard chickens in training though. Fric and Frac as we call them are pretty good at eating bugs and not getting into the garage. But this is a story about Broody B*tch.
After abandoning her chillin’s she went back into egg production, for approximately a week, and then started going broody, again. And has continued to do so despite our efforts to convince her otherwise. Even going so far as to give her talks about the ridiculousness of sitting on unfertilized eggs. Reminding her that she left her last babies. Now that we’ve moved the rest of the chickens out of the Casa Grande, and into Bubbafet, she continues to sit in the hump house of the Casa Grande – on no eggs and no shavings. So now we’ve started removing the walls as well, and still she sits.