Our wonderful hen Millie, is broody again. Which means her body is telling her it’s time to sit on some eggs and make them hatch. Millie’s broodiness is as predictable as ‘old faithful’ and once she’s set her mind to it, it’s hard to change it.
Good news for Millie is, just about the time she decides she wants to be a mother, I’m more than happy for her to add some new members to the flock.
Here’s a video of Millie with her chicks from last March. Sorry the quality of the video isn’t too good, but you get the idea.
So now I’m trying to decide what breed of chickens I want to add to my eclectic flock.
This is an Ameraucana hen. Not my hen or my picture, but an example of what I’m leaning toward. I love her beard, and they are a super friendly breed.
They lay beautiful blue and green eggs. (borrowed picture)
The other breed I’m thinking about getting is the Blue French Maran.
They lay the most gorgeous dark brown eggs.
I don’t know which one’s I’ll end up ordering, but I better make up my mind fast because Millie’s getting impatient.
If you were me, which new breed would you choose? Or would you get some of both…….wink, wink!
the wanna be country girl – Caroline