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Balled Chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HannahBanana3, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. HannahBanana3

    HannahBanana3 Hatching

    Nov 16, 2015
    I've had a chicken whos been broody for a little while now but I went to pick her up and noticed all of her chest/belly is bald and I'm freakinh out. Is this normal? I know broody chickens tend to pull out some feathers to make a nest but I haven't even seen any where she's been sitting. Her skin looks normal. Just wondering if I should be concernee or if i should be looking out for other things?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    That sounds normal for a broody to have a bald belly and chest to be able to keep the eggs more in direct contact with her skin. Welcome to BYC.

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