Worried about Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nes, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How quiet are broody hens supposed to be? I haven't seen Jenny get off her eggs since the first day we brought her home. She's also only laid one, is it possible that's the only one she'll lay?

    At the beginning she was quite defensive over her egg, but seems quite happy to let me pet her and pick her up in her nest now.

    I'm new too this, so I'm worried I'm actually missing signs that's she's sick. She seems to be spending a lot of time on the egg asleep.
    (We did get her at auction).

    Normal or no?
     
  2. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dead as a door-nail by the time I got home from the feed store today.
    Oh well [​IMG]
     
  3. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, so sorry for your loss. Sad.
     
  4. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you lost your girl. Wonder what happened?

    -S
     
  5. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but I wasn't very attached to her yet.

    She looked very healthy but I know chickens don't always give much away.
    I would think it's possible she was egg-bound if she was going broody & only produced 1 egg in 3 days.

    Or since we just got her from the auction on Saturday it could have been something she already had.
    We also don't know where she came from so it could have been the change in scenery.

    I don't know.

    So far all the other chickies seem just fine. There weren't really any outward signs that she was sick except that she was quite subdued yesterday (well she was supposedly being broody) and this morning her comb was very pale. It sort of just looks like she keeled over in her nest box and that was it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

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