They have tried many different hens. They would put her in a separate pen and put eggs under her.
So...some days they come it and say that it's not going to work....she isn't going to sit.
And some days they come in and say that she's sittin'....and all is well.
And honestly, I didn't realize that there was a hen sitting on eggs. I thought that there were too many days of "she is not going to sit".
I was a little surprised on Monday when Grady said that 4 eggs had hatched from a hen that had been sitting. He said that she was sitting on 5 eggs....so 4 out of 5 is pretty good.
I went out to see.
SO, SO CUTE. Beyond cute. Delightful!
See the little beak hiding in her fluffiness....
Then we made her get up because I wanted to see them all.
This hen has personality......look at the look she gave me!
I think she talks to them and calls them 'little darlings'. And they all listen to her. They love her! Can you not see the love?
Now I get it. This is so much better than using the incubator!