Broody Mama!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MonkeyRoo, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. MonkeyRoo

    MonkeyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I have a hen that went broody and just recently hatched out some chicks (not even her babies!). She is flighty by nature so I took the chicks to raise inside so they would be friendly. She resumed being a normal chicken for about a week but now she is sitting on eggs again! Is this healthy for her or should I boot her off the nest so she can regain strength again?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I would boot her off. Broodies tend to loose quite a bit of weight while sitting, and doing it back to back like that can be detrimental to their health.

    Good luck.
     
  3. MonkeyRoo

    MonkeyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Done and done! Thank you so much for the advice!
     

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