VITAMIN B 12 DROPS FOR A BROODY HEN

Suzi18

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I was just wondering if it would be beneficial to give my now 3 week broody hen vitamin B 12 drops? I do make her come out several times a day to make sure she is eating/drinking and pooping but thought it might be an added boost for her. Any thoughts??
 

Suzi18

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She doesn't have any eggs. I know Vit B 12 can help give them a little boost in times of stress, illness etc. Just thought it might help since she isn't eating and drinking and moving about like she normally would.
 

Suzi18

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I know...that's why I am asking about the B 12. I prefer to let nature take its course and let her finish it out.
 

lazy gardener

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Finish brooding nothing? She may sit the nest all summer. In that "nature taking it's course" she could loose a lot of condition. Continual broodiness can have a long lasting ill effect on a hen's health. I strongly suggest that you give her fertile eggs, chicks, or break her.
 

kasfluv

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Finish brooding nothing? She may sit the nest all summer. In that "nature taking it's course" she could loose a lot of condition. Continual broodiness can have a long lasting ill effect on a hen's health. I strongly suggest that you give her fertile eggs, chicks, or break her.
Is it the best thing to "break" a broody hen?
My hen is EXTREMELY Broody - she is still caring for her 7 week old chick, laid 20 eggs in 20 days - and is now Broody - AGAIN.
I want to do what is best for her. Any suggestions? I only have the two birds.
Thank you!!
 

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