Overly puffed up Broody after she has chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristip, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a Lavender Orp that has been broody for a few weeks. She is very puffed up and rigid and clucking even when I would take her out of the nest box...she would litterally not move from the puffed up position she had been in for a while. I put some chicks under her which she has taken about 5 days ago with no issues...but she walks around very rigid and puffed up and I am not sure if she is just crazy or if this is an issue. Has anyone had this happen and what can i do or just leave her?

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Puffed up is how they keep the chicks warm and scare off any interlopers. I think it's normal. Have you had broody hens before?
     
  3. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a number of them... she is just very rigid in what she is doing... just looks odd to me... will have to see if I can upload video or something later!
     

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