Well, I just came back from the chicken yard. I just let Prince Charming and the girls out to free range, while I let Goldie out of the broody box for her free time. A broody needs to be off her nest at least once a day to eat, drink, poop and of course dust. Goldie heads right towards her dusting spot every day and then to the water bowl and dips her feet while she drinks. I think she’s multi tasking since she has just a short time off the nest. Broody’s generally are off the nest no more than an hour, Goldie is usually back on the nest within a half an hour. I also give her a handful of starter feed to get some vitamins into her. While she’s off the nest I go in and collect eggs, so when she goes back into the coop, she doesn’t see other eggs and sit on them by mistake. While I collecting the eggs, I took a look into her box and noticed that one of the eggs was broken open and there was a dead chick, still in the sack with a lot of yolk around it, 😦 so I’m assuming, possibly Goldie broke the egg?? So, I had to clean out the nest, when I did that I inspected the eggs and had to gently clean up a couple, I noticed that another egg was broke, so I got rid of that one and there is another that looks like its pipped but is also cracked, I did put that one back in the nest, not sure if that was the right thing to do or not, when my hubby gets home maybe we’ll make a decision to remove that egg. So, at this point Goldie now has 6 good eggs. The chicks are due to hatch on the 31st, I’ll let you know as zoon as that happens.
Also, an update on Fuzzy, Fuzzy is a rooster! LOL! His comb is now very big and he crows, that’s how we know he’s a roo the crowing. He is still downy and limps but getting around just fine and his crow is still developing, but not too bad.