Does a broody have to pull her feathers out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BLaBauve, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I'm on day 18 with my first broody hen. She's been a very good sitter but she hasn't ripped any of her feathers out on her chest/belly yet. Do they have to do that?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Buffy didn't. Not a single one. [​IMG]
     

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