Does a broody's body temp rise?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willkatdawson, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    There was a big debate on a UK forum as to whether a broody's body temp actually rises while incubating eggs. I would think it's possible, I mean, a woman's body temp rises during ovulation. I know it's not the same, but it's not unheard of for body temp to rise...especially having to do with reproduction.
    I mentioned that I had read on here once, way to possibly 'break' a broody (I've never done it myself) is to dip her backside into a pail of water to lower her body temp. They jumped all over me, saying it would cause shock and probably kill her. Boy, I washed two of my hens backsides this weekend to clean them up a bit, and they seemed greatful...they weren't the least bit shocked!...maybe a little miffed.
     
  2. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
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