Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowbound

Not much to do around here when you're snowbound except sit around and make babies. No, not me--the chickens! Precious has gone broody and is setting on a clutch of eggs.

Do you suppose they get bored just sitting there and wish they knew how to knit or crochet? I wonder what they think about the whole time? Decorating the nursery?

6 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i bet next fall we will see what the humans were doing while they were shut in during this storm. i am thinking baby boom!

Shell said...

Our snow fall has also produced broodies. I might let them set, I'm undecided yet. lol

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've got hens trying to set too. I've tried to explain that without a rooster... I think when you have reached the point of trying to teach sex ed to a bunch of chickens, it's time to go back into the house. Or maybe the big house in the sky.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Ditto what thecrazysheeplady said. I had to break a broody by putting her in "broody jail" for 2 days. We don't have a rooster either...but my hen was sitting on golfballs and even an outdoor thermometer (it went up to 98 degrees)!! Bonnie Jo

~Tonia said...

My Grampa always said you knew when there was a big storm or lots of snow.. Lots of Babies born 9 months later!!
Pretty little hen!! They are so funny when they go broody... But since they have a Bird Brain they probably don't think about much LOL

Tina T-P said...

Thanks so much for stopping by AND leaving a comment - your sheep & corn story is hysterical - loved reading your cast of characters too - very good idea putting the hens in a plastic tub - easy to clean! Chickens - don't ya just love 'em?

Good luck with your snow - sounds like you may have more coming. T.