help pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelliepulido, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    The broodies were all kicked outside today and I was noticing they all have bald bellies is this normal?I have not looked at the other ones who aren't sitting they don't let me pick them up.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I could be wrong... but I believe they will pull the feathers off their undersides when broody to make a nest.

    edited because vroody is not a word... LOL
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I hope that is it!
     
  4. miss jay's mama

    miss jay's mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 9, 2008
    northeast PA
    I've read that it is completly normal for a broody hen to have a bare belly.
     
  5. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    good well I have about 7-8 broodies only 2 have eggs.Not sure if they will make chiks or not
     
  6. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    My broody has no belly feathers. Hope they grow back soon, it was only 19 degrees yesterday morning...Brrr. I bet her babies were warm! [​IMG]
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hen with a perfect circle of missing down/feathers between her legs. No sign of creepy-crawlies. I have no experience with broodies, this is my first flock. She's eating and drinking but seems a bit 'light'.
     

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