|Dolly fluffed out in her box|
I did everything I could. I cleaned out the coop. I continue to empty the eggs from the nesting boxes three times a day. I bring out all sorts of delicious treats as distractions. I visit the flock multiple times daily. But I spoke to soon. Dolly is once again broody. She is starting to pull out her chest feathers, growl and sit on an empty nest all day long. I suppose there is something to be said about a Mother's instinct.
|She maintains her trance-like state|
In the meantime, Oyster Cracker was coughing and sneezing this morning. She is still eating and drinking and her comb is red. I do not want to take a chicken to the vet this week. I hope that this too shall pass. I can't help but worry about these chickens sometimes.