Originally Posted by chickengr
Originally Posted by TwoCrows
Aww...poor girl. Being broody continuously is very draining on them. Not to mention can lead to too many external bugs.
Not all birds tolerate clothing. LOL Do your best to stop the others from plucking her feathers and such.
Good luck with her! I am sure she appreciates all the good lovin' you are giving her! :-)
she has started to talk! it looked like an egg song although I think she will not lay till her feathers grow back. her tail and a part of back are totally naked. when I come she starts to walk and go straight to the feed, lol. the other 2 pullets don't let her eat so I spend some time with them every day.
now I understand why she had so many fleas!
"Talking" is a good indication of health. If you have a bird that is a talker, and they stop talking, always consider some sort of illness.
Good to hear she is talking now!! Good sign. Make sure to keep out several feeding and watering stations. If the others deprive her of food and water, she could get sick or egg bound. I have two or three places for my flock to feed and drink. There is always a higher in the order bird that hates to see the lower ones eat or drink. They can't guard every area and everybody eats and drinks. Check her crop at roosting time to make sure she has food in it. Run your hand down her breast on the right side. Compare hers to others crops. Birds like to stuff themselves before roosting to make it through the cold night. She needs to have food in her crop at this time. If not, you may need to cage somebody that is preventing her, or cage her a couple hours before roosting so she can eat.