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Broody or egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dkissler, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. dkissler

    dkissler Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a year and a half barred rock who within the last day or so has refused to leave her nest. She will only drink water if I bring it to her in the nest. I can pat and hold this chicken which is very unusual for her. She is usually my most skiddish chicken. Whenever I take her out of the nest, she just runs back to the nest. When I pate her in the nest she makes a "purring" sound. She does not squawk at me

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    Does anyone have thoughts or ideas?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I would bet she is broody. If she were egg bound she would act lethargic and weak. Has she plucked feathers from her breast?
     
  3. dkissler

    dkissler Out Of The Brooder

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    Her breast has been bare of feathers but that is not a new development. She has been chested for about two months. She was also in her nest and I went to pat her and it sounded like she was purring like a cat. Not sure what this sound means.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    The purring is another sound of broodiness.
     

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