Broody Hen - listless

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laceychick, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. laceychick

    laceychick New Egg

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    Feb 18, 2008
    Conwy, Wales, UK
    Hi, Bovan Goldline has been sitting on 6 eggs for 14 days now. Looked in on her this morning and she was laying at the side of the eggs head drooping. Don't think she has been out of the henhouse for 2 days so have tried to give her water (using a straw) and some oats but still has eyes closed. Help! [​IMG]
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Put her some feed and water where she can reach it without getting off the nest.

    You may need to move her and the nest to a more secure/isolated location where she can have her nest and feed at hand. A lot of folks will move a broody into a dog crate or similar, or small enclosure just for her. Move her at night to make it less stressful on her.

    A hen will be so broody they can really hurt their overall condition.... hope she pulls around for ya.
     
  3. laceychick

    laceychick New Egg

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    Feb 18, 2008
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    Thanks - she seems to have perked up a bit and had a drink. Only sitting on 2 of her eggs - the other 4 cool so I've removed them. Do you think if I keep them warm I could put them back under her tomorrow?[​IMG]
     

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