My broody is looking kinda odd

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has 8 days to go. She is a real trooper because it is very hot here. Her pretty red comb is looking very pale. Is this normal? She does get off for about 15 minutes a day to eat/drink and dust bathe. I check on her frequently and she appears to be ok but that color has me concerned. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's pretty normal for them to look a little ragged toward the end. My broody looks the same, and she does get of at least 1x a day to take care of herself. She is DETERMINED. But she doesn't peck at me when I stroke her feathers.

    We have about 10 days to go.
     
  3. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...mine doesnt want me even thinking about touching her!
     
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe you could give her some high protein, high iron treats, like boiled or baked beef liver?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Check to make sure that the nest site is not infested with mites. They can devastate a brooding hen causing severe anemia and even death upon occassion.
     

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