Broody question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joedie, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    My Buff Orps frequently go broody and I notice that their comb and wattles seem to become very pale when they are. Is this normal?
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    Mine do the same. I think it is normal. Maybe b/c their metabolism slows down or something. Don't know for sure!
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    I agree...

    My BO pullet just hatched 7 babies and her comb was very pale by hatch time.

    I think it is because of their fasting and low water intake during the broody.
  4. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    just happened to me!

    she got off the nest a few days ago! and since she's been out free-ranging with the others, she looks much better.

    i think a full week of bugs/grass/layer pellets and more will bring it back to full color.

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