Mom and I kept going out and checking on Ethie.
“Get up, Ethie”, mom would say, picking Ethie up and putting her down outside the chicken house.
Ethie would just growl at mom. She even would raise her hackles.
“Oh, stop it! I’m not going to hurt you. You just need to get outside and DO something.”
This went on for a couple of days when Mom figured out Ethie was strong enough now she wanted to RAISE BABIES!!!
Well, of course, it was the wrong time of year to head to the feed store and pick up a couple of just-hatched chicks, so Mom started reading up on broody hens.
Then the experiments began…
Ethie was not allowed to sit on her nest. Which didn’t work…she just sat on the top of the nest.
Ethie was constantly taken off her nest and put outside to stand disgruntle by Mom and I will Mom worked in the yard.
Of course, all egg-laying stopped.
Ethie also stopped eating and grew desperate to SIT ON THE NEST.
So…. Mom wrote a blog friend, who shows hens professionally.
“Help!” Mom wrote, explaining Ethie, Ethie’s attitude, and all the things Mom has tried.
Mom’s friend wrote back…gave really good advice.
A couple of days later——————