Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mox34, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. mox34

    mox34 New Egg

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    Help!! I am new to keeping chickens, I originally brought 3 and then found out one was a cockerel, and I have since adopted another.
    My problem is one of my hens has lost all her feather from underneath, she has also stopped laying but she is constantly sitting in the nesting box and if the others lay she lays on those and pecks you if you try to move her. I have checked for mites and they all seem clear the others have lost some feather but they seem to have grown new ones.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It sounds like your hen in question has gone broody. She wants to be a mama.
     
  3. mox34

    mox34 New Egg

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    What can i do???
     
  4. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want some more chicks put some eggs under her.[​IMG]
     
  5. mox34

    mox34 New Egg

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    i dont think i do yet as im not that experienced and i am still learning about keeping chickens, i am worried about the amount of feather she has lost though!!
     

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