is my frizzle ok?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scrbrd, May 16, 2010.

  1. scrbrd

    scrbrd New Egg

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    We have only had chickens since last fall, so I am not hip on all the quirky chicken behaviors yet! My frizzle hen started to sit in the nest yesterday and we have taken her out twice to drink and eat. She goes right back to the nest. There are eggs under her each time. We do not have a rooster, but could she be brooding? She is also losing the feathers on her belly and her wing feathers look sparse too. Is this normal?
     
  2. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    Sounds to me like she's going broody!
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is broody but without a rooster they eggs won't be fertile so they won't hatch. Maybe you could get some fertile eggs from someone and switch them out with the others.
     
  4. scrbrd

    scrbrd New Egg

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    Hum..Some of the advice says to separate her from the nest. Others say, what the heck, let her sit. Will she stop eventually? Any advice about the feather loss?
     

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