It is said that all that you are seeking is also seeking you, that if you are still, sit still, it will find you.
Sometimes you simply have no choice but to brood and wait.
Rest and see what happens next
You can tell when a hen is broody because she sits continually in the nest-box. She will ruffle her feathers when you come close and will squawk loudly, warning you away.
Broodiness seems to be contagious! If a hen goes broody in the hen-house with other hens, the other hens may become broody too, and they may kill the young chicks when they hatch. It is best to leave the broody hen with other hens for only one or two days then, after dark, move both the hen and if possible the nest-box to another prepared house.
- Hens 21 days
- Bantams 19 days.
- Ducks 26-28 days
- Muscovy ducks 33-35 days
- Geese 30-33 days
- Guinea fowl and turkeys 26-28 days
- Pheasants and quail 21-28 days
How long does it take a woman to incubate an idea and act upon it?