Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Broody Hen-The Final Chapter
We're not having chicks this month.
The hen doesn't know that yet.
It's been 23 days since she began sitting on her nest. The incubation period for chicken eggs is 21 days.
Yesterday I endured the pecks and picked her up. The eggs were clean and unbroken and showed no signs of hatching. Apparently they were unfertilized.
Because I'm an optimist, I'll give her another day or two. Then, I'll take away her eggs and hope that in a few days she rejoins the flock.