Should I let my hen who had a prolapsed vent go broody?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaitlyng, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. kaitlyng

    kaitlyng Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2013
    My little girl just had a prolapsed vent a few days ago, she's very prone to having soft shelled eggs and what not. Today she layed a thin shelled egg. And doesn't seem to be having any issues but I am skeptical. She wants to sit on the egg (it's not fertilized) but if I let her go broody she will stop laying which should help her heal I suppose? idunno.gif

    Does anyone know or think this would be a good idea?

    Or could it create more issues?
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    I'm no expert, but it seems a broody spell would give her a rest from egg laying and couldn't hurt and may give her some time to heal up?

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