Ah, I could sit and read these kind of stories all day long....long, long, long, that is me longing to read all day long, smiling.
A broody hen screech, or even a hen that doesn't want eggs removed from under her, is one of the horrifying sounds I can think of. We had a screamer chicken, she was one that I took to the auction last fall. Her screech scared me so badly, all the time, that I just couldn't take it any more, smiling. She was a nasty, scrittery, horrible thing, I didn't want any kind of eggs from her, let alone, genetics, if she would give bad screecy babies like her. Sorry, just that hard side of me.
It sure is funny how they fluff up when their are broody when they are disturbed, I get a kick out of that. Jerry, I've picked up a broody hen and had some eggs that were stuck in her wings too, fortunately they fell out before the fall was too far, they didn't crack or anything.
I have moved broody hens to a different spot. I have found that once they are deep into the broody thing, you can move them just about anywhere, but sooner is better. It is a pain in the butt to have the other chickens laying their eggs.
My Muscovy duck that is sitting on eggs. Poor thing. The chickens and the other duck climb over her to the back of the box and lay a little clutch of eggs behind her. Every day I go and get those eggs, it is a pain in the butt. Muscovys don't like their nest boxes moved, they will abandon it, been there, done that. Her eggs are marked, so I just collect the eggs at the back of the nest. They are in a nice little spot, she complains a little and hisses, but she knows me, she likes me, she knows I am her mamma and I will do her no harm. They are such sweet birds, love 'em.
Kay, off to do some work with getting the chicks out of the babor into their new little home that is all warm, and snug as a bug. Can't wait to count.....and count....and try some feather sexing as I do. Beautiful days, to love and live, and share, great health. Cindi