Do I need to break a broody who's in major molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuchickontheblock, May 16, 2011.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2010
    south portland, maine
    Our littlest, bantam started molting last week just lightly and the past few days has been doing the pancake in the nest box routine. Now she is really molting alot - - I'm worried about her getting enough nutrition for her feather regrowth. We don't have a roo and don't intend to let her set on any eggs. Should I try to break her, or let her go for a while. [​IMG] It's been very wet and cool here and I hate to put her in the broody cage without her full feathering. She tends to go broody every couple of months.

    Last edited: May 17, 2011

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