Will she starve/dehydrate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redberry, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Redberry

    Redberry Out Of The Brooder

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    I took advice from this forum to get a fertilized egg to put under my very broody marron, Michelle. I have isolated her so that I can monitor her feed and water intake, but she is not eating or drinking at all - even when I put the bowls right under her beak. Should I be worried? What else should I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    As long as food and water are readily available you don't need to worry. I've had broodies that I've never seen leave the nest but evidently they must have since they didn't die. Don't worry.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:do nothing:) She is fine. As long as she has her feed and h2o right infront of her she is fine. They get into this zombi broody trans where they may not eat for a day or two. Then they snap out of it and say " dang Im hungry and thirsty" They get up-do their business [​IMG] eat and drink and then back to the eggs! [​IMG]
     
  4. Redberry

    Redberry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much, I will hold my nerve!
     
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