|Pretty Face, setting on her eggs|
Pretty Face is the only chicken of our dozen to demonstrate this broody behavior. Isn't it funny how just one chicken decided to feel motherly? From what I've read, usually if a chicken gets broody, she will be a good mother hen. Most of them never feel like setting. We are blessed to have Pretty Face, because we were hoping to raise some chicks. So far, God has provided everything we've hoped for when it comes to our animals. So, we are marking the calendar for twenty-one days, and, will see if we get some baby chicks.
Now that Pretty Face has the distinction of being a brood hen, she will need to be moved - soon - to her own little chicken condo. The little private chicken house only needs to be one room and can be used for incubation, hatching, and then for a week or so after the chicks have hatched. Baby chicks grow daily, and they will need another place fairly soon after hatching. We are already thinking about gathering materials for Moshe to build a third ark. We'll see...
Shalom Y'all - Twyla