Now we have had a few broody hens and they have helped hatch quite a few chicks…but this hen takes the cake!
I found her yesterday protecting her treasures…
the other girls weren’t sure what to think of her.
If they got too close…she would fan her tail, open her mouth, and make evil noises!
She was determined to stay on her nest and I was very curious to see what she was sitting on. I cautiously picked her up and had to laugh at what I found…
a pile of rocks 😉
She was very proud of her pile of rocks! I’m not sure where she found these rocks or who she had helping her, but they are beautiful rocks.
She was madder than a hornet and quite upset that I disturbed her and her happy family. She marched outside and proceeded to tell the whole world about it.
And then in true chicken fashion, she found some tasty morsels and forgot all about her rocks.
She is back to sitting on her rocks and I am feeling bad for the poor girl, so I may order some hatching eggs and give her a ‘real’ job 🙂
That is hilarious!
That is a great story in pictures. Poor girl wants to be a momma really bad way. Don’t you have any roosters that can help her?
I would like a girl chick from HER; love those blue-laced red Wyandottes!
No roosters here. I had a BLR rooster, but I am not a rooster ‘noise’ fan 🙂 I would love chicks out of HER too! If I got eggs, I would get BLR eggs for her to sit on. I love this breed!
I just love crazy hens. She is beautiful! I laughed when I saw the rocks–I have a hen that has hatched a lightbulb twice now 🙂 LOL I call her Sunny D-LIght.
Your chickens are beautiful!
Absolutely love this story – and I have to say, as someone facing fertility issues, this deeply touches my heart. And makes me laugh. Which is a very good combination right now. 🙂 You’re a sweetie for thinking of replacing those rocks with eggs – good luck with her!
WHAT A NICE HEN!!!!!!!!! i just ordered BLRW Hatching eggs from a breeder, so in 3 weeks ill have some poppin out!! woooohoo love spring chicks!!!!
Great story and nice pictures. Can’t believe how green it is!
That is funny Amy! Thank you!
I’m glad this story could touch your heart and make you laugh 🙂
Who did you order your hatching eggs from Josh? I was given a name and will be ordering some hatching eggs over the weekend. She is faithfully sitting on her rocks.
Love our ‘spring’ green!
This is the funniest chicken story I’ve heard yet. I’ve never seen a hen set on rocks before. Maybe it’s a new breed? 🙂
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