My girls were a little STUNNED when reading on Craigs List yesterday - Free Chickens, INDEED! Click on a Chick to enlarge their photos!
Ain't it sweet??? (Borrowed photo. not mine.)
I continued to read with them looking over my shoulders - and the ad progressed to say the hens were free, one bird "currently laying well", and the other was "BROODY (again)". Ahhhhh. Lovely feathered birds in the photos. Tempting....but broody is one thing I don't want to have to deal with, because when I choose chickens, I want the non-broody type, the ones that won't set on a clutch of eggs! We sell EGGS, not CHICKS! Although it is little trouble to 'break' a hen during her broody spell, it sometimes has to be repeated - the isolation in a cage suspended off the ground for a week...and then she may quit laying for a month or better, until her system flows normally again.