Friday, May 22, 2009

Broody Hen


I have a broody hen. I just like saying "broody hen". Just like I like saying "biddies" (I learned this from Pam on a Southern Farm). So when I'm not saying biddies I'm saying broody hen. I have a broody hen that is going to have biddies. That's right biddies. Because I went over to the farm across the bay and got a dozen fertile Americauna eggs and put them under my broody Americauna hen Cedar.
In 21 days we should have biddies beyond the sidewalks.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous "broody hen." lol She looks like she means business.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

No kidding! What fun...none of my girls spend a second longer in the nest than is absolutely necessary. :-)
I'd heard that of all the breeds you and I have, the Ameraucana/Easter Eggers breed was less likely to go broody, too. This is exciting!

goatgirl said...

I didn't know that farmgirl. I hope nobody tells Cedar. She is taking this very seriously. I predict that you will have a broody hen at some point. Then you can say "broody hen"

Farmgirl_dk: said...

...Maybe if I said "biddies" more it would help...

Callie said...

Beautiful color orange on Cedar. What a great plan. I always thought it would be a good idea to try and put some fertile eggs under a broody hen. I'll keep checking to see what happens.

Heide said...

Congratulations! Little cheeps are so cute. Any news yet on whether or not your goat is expecting and not just acting neurotic because she's... neurotic? I have my fingers crossed that those were real udders with a future purpose.

Holly said...

awww, I cannot wait to see the babies. I had a broodie hen once...but she was bright yellow and nice to me....she was a 'keet.

Tracey said...

Cedar sure is pretty!

Clare said...

How much fun with this be???? Cool!

Marigold said...

Bada boom, bada biddie, I always say.