Is this normal for molting or going broody???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OutdoorFun4, May 18, 2010.

  1. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BO has been hanging out in the nest box lately. We figured she has gone broody. When my daughter checked for eggs yesterday she noticed that the normally proud hen had lost most of the feather from her breast area. The hen is not low on the pecking order and seems fine otherwise.

    Is this normal for a molt or going broody?

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  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Elmo is right. She has plucked herself to line her nest.
     
  4. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's just showing that she's serious about brooding. Get her some fertile eggs! (If you want chicks, that is. [​IMG] )
     
  5. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't mine do that before I want to eat them? [​IMG] Would make my job much easier!
     

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