OK, I SWEAR I’ll make a new post tonight for real… but for now I wanted to share this little tidbit – Kelsomom (aka Cori of My Empty Nest Days) has saved the day! She is wanting to add to her flock and at first she was looking into ordering more chicks in the mail, like we did last year, but the prices have gone way up and it’s too expensive. So then, she was going to let one of her girls hatch a bunch of her own eggs, but then someone was trying to be helpful and accidentally collected the eggs that she was trying to hatch and they all got cold :(
But this is where we come in! I hadn’t told Brian yet, but a couple of days after I gave Sofia three eggs, I checked again and she had a bunch more! I think a total of six or seven. I have heard that sitting hens will steal more eggs… but also other hens will decide they like the occupied box best and go in and sit on top of the broody hen and lay an egg on her or next to her. Who knows how she got them… maybe she got up to eat and someone snuck in and laid them. Anyway, the point is – Brian has been giving me a hard time ever since he found out I was letting her sit on eggs. “We don’t need more chickens! How are we going to take care of babies! We already have too much to do! What about when we go out of town??” But when I read about Cori’s desire for more chickens, I offered her all the extra babies – she can take them when they don’t need mom anymore – and she accepted! I told Brian the plan and he is happy with it. YAY!!