Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Broody Bellina

Has a week to go before we find out whether there are any chicks in the 7 eggs she's sitting on. She's such a trooper! Lets me lift her up to take the eggs she's stolen over the course of the day. If another hen lays nearby, Belly snags the eggs to add to her clutch. When I open up the nest box door, Belly puffs up into a huge ball and churrrrs at me, but that's it. No pecking. Such a good girl!

7 comments:

Rivenfae said...

WOW she really is broody, I'd love a hen like that!

LindaG said...

Love your post. Good luck with your hen! :o)

Chai Chai said...

Wow, I had no idea they would roll other nearby eggs into their nests!

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

That certainly looks like a "don't mess with me" expression! Great shot!

Lana

John Gray said...

one of my buffs has just accidently killed most of her new hatch by standing on them.... daft gal
lovely blog!!!!

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

That's great. What kind of hen is she? She is absolutely beautiful!

I would like to attempt the hatching as nature intended sometime in the future....I'm scared of the rooster morning noise, though. I think I need bigger land so I don't hear 'em!

Paula said...

So lucky to have such a mellow girl. Good luck with chicks!