Caring for my broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tpantali, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. tpantali

    tpantali Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2007
    Finger Lakes New York
    Every year our two White Cochine Frizzles go broody. And every year they lose weight and their feathers. On Sat. we put a couple of duck eggs our friends gave us under one of them. Today she is very pale and I am concerned about her.

    I am wondering if there is something I can do to better care of her while she is broody.
  2. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I know a lot of people here take the broody hen off the nest once a day to eat and poop. Others hand feed their broody hens.

    Hopefully others will be able to help. [​IMG] Heres to a good hatch and a healthy broody.

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