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What to do about my broody's wing feathers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickennguinea, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. chickennguinea

    chickennguinea Out Of The Brooder

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    Obviously the boys have been a little rough on her, and I'm glad we found her clutch and are happy to let her go broody. Mostly because we want more hens, but also to let her wings start to heal. Will the feathers need to fall out before the new ones come in?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Many hens will molt as they are raising their chicks, and then she will regrow her feathers. Those extra roosters make great chicken stock/stew.
     
  3. chickennguinea

    chickennguinea Out Of The Brooder

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    Great news! Thanks. Hopefully we'll get a bunch of girls out of the 12 eggs.
     

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