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Help chickens chest completely bare

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hobobrando, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside today and found that my cochin had almost no feathers left on her chest. She has been sleeping in a nesting box so i figured she was broody could this have something to do with it?
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Yes. They pull out those feathers when they go broody. It is to keep the eggs warmer.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    When this happened to me(also a cochin!) I ran in all panicked and posted right away! Someone came to my rescue and told me she was prob broody. They were 100% right!
     
  4. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh... I guess i kind of got worried about nothing then. If thats the case [​IMG] because i want more chicks

    Thanks for the info
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I got 2 broody silkies and both are bare chested.... it grows back pretty quick when they're over it.
     
  6. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    ^^^^ that is so cute.
     

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