Well, our lovely girl (Ms. Pickles) has decided to go all broody on us. K, what’s broody? Well… it’s when your chicken can feel the start of Spring, loses her mind, and decides to hatch everything she finds. The thing is, we don’t have a rooster and therefor no fertilized eggs. All this egg warming is doin’ nothing, poor thing. She’s so serious about it. She sits in her little box ALL day. I mean, all day. We had to push her out a few times to make her eat and drink water.
So, because of all this we decided to try something new. We wandered over to a little garden shop, Pistils Nursery, to look around. Turns out they had a little basket of fertilized eggs from their garden chickens for $1 each. We bought 3 (and they gave us 2 extra, since they were a bit old). They told us to put those eggs under our broody chicken and we should have some baby chicks in 21 or so days! We wanted more chickens this year, but weren’t too excited about the idea of raising those little girls inside (since chicks are so messy). If our broody chicken hatches these girls she will also raise them! Yay for us! So, cross everything that these eggs hatch and we get 0 roosters (since those aren’t allowed in our city).
Wish us luck!