hi its JoAnn again

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoAnnShep, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. JoAnnShep

    JoAnnShep Hatching

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    She is still there and she does not come out to eat or drink why would she go broody when none of the others are, and i have no fertile eggs i have no males i'm afraid she is sick.Thanks for your thoughts is there anthing eles it might be.I don't want her to be sick but i cain't see her sitting there for a month and not eating or drinking.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hens go broody if and when their hormones tell them to do so. Some breeds infrequently go broody, and many hens never go broody. The fact that one hen goes broody is in no way affected by her flockmates. Just as hens need no rooster to go lay eggs, they need no rooster to go broody. Broody hens will leave the nest once a day or so to eat, drink, and defecate. You can lock her away from her nest site until she stops being broody.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Sorry, I don't have much to offer other than hang in there!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] Please do see that she eats and drinks - maybe you could move a food and water bowl near here so she doesn't have to leave the nest. Some broodies will starve too death rather than leave the eggs.(real or imaginary)

    You can post in detail her 'symptoms' on Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread to get a second opinion on her condition.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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