Broody chook with runny poo.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ving, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. ving

    ving In the Brooder

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    My egg layer has become broody sitting in the nesting box all day and night for the last couple of days unless I kick her out. I have taken away the nesting box to break the broodiness and I assume the runny poos are normal for broody hens and will clear up...

    Anything else I should be doing?
     

  2. ving

    ving In the Brooder

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    no answers
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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  4. ving

    ving In the Brooder

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    LOL, I have seen that... Lost my lunch!

    Is there anything else I should do for my broody hen?
     

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    If you want to "break" her broodiness you can put her in a wire cage for a few days, with food and water. Broody hens have an elevated body temperature and being in the cage will map fit difficult for her to maintain this, so after a few days she should give up and stop being broody. Good luck!
     
  6. ving

    ving In the Brooder

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    Thanks :)
     

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