Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenliv104, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. chickenliv104

    chickenliv104 New Egg

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    Is it possible for a broody hen to not lay?
    For a week now she hasn't been cleaning herself. Her vent is very dirty and the feathers around her head are slightly white, it looks as if paint was dripped on them. I have quarentined her in a dog kennel and she is eating and acting fine. What is wrong with her?!?[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Broody hens stop laying. I would continue to monitor her condition, but as long as she is eating and acting fine - I ould not be too concerned.
     
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  3. chickenliv104

    chickenliv104 New Egg

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    The hen is spending time on the nesting box rather than roosting with the others at night. We have cleaned her back-side a couple of times with a cloth and warm water. Any thoughts?[​IMG]
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