HELP Maggets in my broody Hens Nest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chantelhatt, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. chantelhatt

    chantelhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    I went and checked on my broody Chinese Silkie and when i wiggled her around and what not I noticed a dead chick. When I took it out it was full of MAGGETS!!! What should I do? Should I move her and put her in a different nesting box and clean that one out? Also she is still in the big coop with the other chickens....should I move her somewhere different?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Remove hen and balance of brood. Take out bedding and clean up with small broom, then put new bedding in. Hen and chicks will then go right in. I change up bedding frequently even when hen setting on eggs. Most hens get cranky but they settle down quickly when process complete.
     
  3. chantelhatt

    chantelhatt Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you every body I moved and cleaned her house and she is quiet happy
     

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