the yellow hen and her pending chicks. She'd taken up residence over five eggs and was not budging. I expected babies this coming weekend (June 23 or 24).
There's been a coup in the coop!
Since yesterday, two striped hens have moved in to the nest boxes, pushing the yellow broody hen out. She's mad as an old wet...well, she's upset.
Now I am very curious what will happen when those eggs in the center box hatch? I assume the babies will imprint on the striped hen, leaving the uber-hormonal yellow broody out in the cold. Will she move right back into the box when the little peeps and their striped mom relocate?
Any chance she'll cool down and return to normal chicken behavior?