Broody Mo

The place to discuss the health of your chickens.
Forum rules
Please remember the advice offered by people should not constitute a diagnosis and does not replace the advice of a qualified vet.
User avatar
rick
Full Member
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: Broody Mo

Post by rick » Sat May 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks Margaid,
I haven't got sound on my desktop at the moment. Just need a suitable speaker and I'll follow the links to record the cheeping.
Mo seems to have snapped out of it for now but as she seems prone then no doubt she will be back in the broody breaker (listening to chick music) at some point.
valeriebutterley
Full Member
Posts: 851
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:08 pm

Re: Broody Mo

Post by valeriebutterley » Sat May 12, 2018 8:39 pm

My Silkie who went broody and sat on the perch and growled at everyone who came near, but did not have any eggs, is at it again. This time she is joined by her sister equally daft and eggless; I'm in the happy position of being able to leave them to it. They appear to hardly eat or drink at all, but they both manage HUGE poos now and then so they must be eating.
User avatar
rick
Full Member
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: Broody Mo

Post by rick » Sun May 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Yes, Mo didn't do the huge poop thing - yours must be eating.
I have however found out who is laying the double yoke eggs. We haven't had a double yoke for a few weeks and it seems a bit much of a coincidence that Mo stops being broody and then we get a whopping 80g one.
User avatar
Marigold
Moderator
Posts: 5853
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Re: Broody Mo

Post by Marigold » Sun May 13, 2018 9:58 pm

Usually it takes at least 7-20 days before they start laying again after being cured of broodiness. All part of the hormones adjusting back to being on the job. So something strange may be going on with Mo but i'm glad she's changed her mind.
User avatar
rick
Full Member
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: Broody Mo

Post by rick » Sun May 13, 2018 10:23 pm

I think there is something odd going on with her Marigold. Probably not something that I can do anything about - it was Mo that developed her comb very late I think and has always been a bit quick to bully the others. A bit of an outsider like Aerial and also the same in that she has become quite calm to pick up (that might just be because she has been easy to pick up in broody mode and has got used to it.) Was there ever a 'normal' chicken? They all seem to have their own quirky ways in some way or other.
Post Reply

Return to “Chicken's Health”