Two broody girls

Smoke has now gone broody as well as Sugar. Smoke has laid eleven eggs in fifteen days which is her average before going broody.

I can’t believe I said recently that for the first time in a long time all the girls were laying. That didn’t last long.

Sugar is sitting in one nest box and Smoke in the next one along. Ebony and Flame have shared the nest box with Sugar today and Shadow has laid her egg in the third nest box by the gate. Salmon also did the same thing yesterday.

It’s the first time I can remember having all three nest boxes occupied. Usually the girls like to try to get in the favourite nest box but I think that as Shadow is so docile she preferred to choose a different nest box.

Two broody girls

I lifted both girls out to get a photo. I love the way they are refusing to look at each other.

I lifted both girls from the nest boxes to the perch in the chicken shed last night and will continue to do this. It is a pain when more than one girl goes broody at a time but what can you do!

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4 Responses to Two broody girls

  1. David says:

    I absolutely love the serama broody stance: they look so comical. Lovely girls.:)

    • Carol Caldwell says:

      I remember when I first saw it and thought something was wrong with them. I feel a bit silly about that now. I was new to seramas then. I now know them so well and the broody stance is so obvious to me and as you say it so comical.

  2. marion says:

    They do look cute in that position.

    • Carol says:

      They are pretty cute. I have to forgive them being broody as they can’t help it and they are so cute. They are just doing what they have to do.

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