Need advise???? Is this just brooding and moulting????? Or is she sick???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smiledge, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. smiledge

    smiledge New Egg

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    That appears to be feather loss due to a broody hen's instinct to pluck her breast.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I agree with QM. You may wish to check out the "Hatch-a-long" forum and theres also a "broody hen" thread (I think). - just enter into the search box and they will pop up.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us that just looks like feather loss due to broodiness
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster? If no, her eggs are infertile and will never hatch. Is she sitting on eggs in the nest box? If you could post a photo we could determine what she is up too.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That looks like broody chest plucking. If she's sitting on those eggs in the pic. Perfectly normal, if a bit alarming!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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