One of my hens appeared, as if by magic, over the last couple of mornings when I went to turn the chickens out. First night i thought she had just been locked out, but, as it happened over 3 days, I know it can't be the case.
Today I watched her. she fed, then walked determinedly to our half-destroyed building (An aged barn which threatened to fall onto us, so had a little help from the neighbour's tractor a few weeks ago. It's all loose and dangerous rubble (no time to do much with it during lambing).....and into it she went. I followed her, risking life and limb. There she was, under a sheet of collapsed corrugated iron. She pecked like a demon when I tried to lift her....several eggs.
Hubby is furious....but I'm leaving her....never been very good at saying 'no' to broody hens.But...the is just about as bad as it could be.
Oh boy....spring has hardly started and the broody hens are gathering!