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Broody and poop

post #1 of 4
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Hey all. I'm new to this. I have a broody who we decided to give eggs to and she took right to them. (great!!).
BUT
I haven't witnessed her get off the nest in her first day and a half. I know she could be doing it quickly and grabbing a bite to eat and drink. What bothers me though, is I don't see or smell any poo. I checked the front of her broody box - nothing. I pulled her off the nest - nothing.
Is this normal to not poop for 24-36 hours?
post #2 of 4
Broody hens get off the nest usually once a day to eat, drink and poop. They like to keep their nests clean. Since they only go once a day, it is a very large, stinky dump. She probably got up and went when you weren't looking. Don't worry about it. smile.png

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post #3 of 4

I have broody hens that are so reluctant to get off, that they do end up fouling their nest.  For those hens, I physically take them off the nest at least every other day to make sure they stretch their legs and take care of business.   

post #4 of 4

Also happens if she has young chicks and she doesn't want to get up for the first day or two.

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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