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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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:read We have a Wyandotte hen 11-12 months of age ,who for the last 2 weeks has been sitting in the nest boxes ,does not come out with the others during the day ,She does not lay herself but will sit on other eggs.We have observed that when she is picked up and moved she sicks up .What could be the cause of her being this way .Any advise would be appreciated. THANKYOU JOHN. :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:


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 Post subject: Re: always broody
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:26 am 
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I don't know if your hen is sick or just broody. Others here have more knowledge than me regarding this but I do know that if you don't break the broody cycle by putting her in a well ventilated cage (with food and water) so she can't sit in the nest box, she will continue to be broody, not eat, not drink etc. for a very long time.

I have Wyandottes and they are all going broody at the moment.

There are many posts on this forum about how to break the broody cycle so have a read. :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: always broody
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:58 am 
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What Saltwood said.
First thing is to separate her from the others. Treat her for internal and external parasites if you have not already done so. Sin bin her to break her broodiness and encourage her to eat and drink. The regurgitation may just be happening because she isn't leaving the nest to poop. Once she is isolated you can observe her for any other symptoms.


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