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post #11 of 19

Final Update:  8 of 8 hatched!  They needed help getting out of the shell, but they all made it!   Two weeks later they are all happy and healthy!

post #12 of 19
Anybody have any idea why my hen has been broody for approx 10 weeks now
post #13 of 19

Brenda: how old is your hen? I'm wondering if she may beginning a molt, sometimes it seems like broodiness because they might stay in a box a lot (my wheaten marans hen did)....

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post #14 of 19
I'm not sure as i got them off a friend
post #15 of 19
N8ivetxn thank you you're right she's molting so no eggs and feathers everywhere lol
post #16 of 19

Oh good, well then, she'll be back to herself in few weeks! She may get to looking pretty rough for a little while, but if you increase her protein, it'll help her to grow back those feathers quicker :thumbsup I give my birds table scraps, but I also buy cans of dog food or cat food on sale, to help supplement them when they need it....

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post #17 of 19
I didn't know I could feed them cat and dog food I do give them table scraps though will that give them their protein I was going to buy the protein food
post #18 of 19

You could give them any extra eggs you might have, that would increase protein and help grow those feathers back....You can give them dog or cat food, it has a good amount of protein....

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post #19 of 19
I know this thread is old but here is my two cents I incubated eggs the power went off and I did not have a generator I left the eggs in an off incubator for two and a half days because I assumed that they where dead since the power was off for 30 hours when I went to to chuck them away I heard peeps qiuckly I put the incubator back on and they hatched with help of course I won't make that mistake again
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