Salmon is now broody too

We seem to be constantly beset with broody girls this year. Salmon has now gone broody for the second time this year which is something she has never done before.

Since her last brief broody spell Salmon has laid fourteen eggs in a month. That is twice the eggs and twice the time than in between Smoke’s broody spells.

I lifted Salmon from the nest box

I will be lifting both Smoke and Salmon as often as I can in the hope that this won’t last too long.

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8 Responses to Salmon is now broody too

  1. Sophie says:

    Oh dear again! xx

  2. David says:

    I hope you can ‘break’ her soon! I now have a second leghorn broody …

    • Carol says:

      Oh dear, that is bad luck. Salmon bless her is at least easy to break. She only likes the two favourite nest boxes and as Smoke has one and any of the laying girls has the other she has been unable to get in the favourite nest boxes. She soon gave up when she couldn’t get in the favourite boxes. After two days she gave up. She seems to be through it already. If only all broodies were as easy as Salmon. Smoke still goes on but usually a week does it for her so I am hopeful that she won’t be much longer.

  3. David says:

    That’s brilliant, and the break from laying will do her no harm at all.

  4. marion says:

    You don’t seem to get a very long spell between the next girl going broody.

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