Bare Bellies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dylan6, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Dylan6

    Dylan6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 broody hens that have been in the boxes for about 2 weeks, and there stomach is completely bare. I have another bird that just started being broody a few days ago her stomach is bare too. Is this normal and if not what can I do?
     
  2. it is. They pluck the feathers from their breasts to allow the eggs to come in contact with their warm, moist skin.
     
  3. Dylan6

    Dylan6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you
     
  4. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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