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Dying Broodys
Wed 12-May-10
3:54 pm
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parthenipirate
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Hi I'm new to this site, but I hope someone can help me with this problem. I have had chickens now for about 18 months. I have had 2 go broody and both of them have died. any idea why this could be happening ?

Wed 12-May-10
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danast
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Hi and welcome to the forum. What a dreadful thing to happen. I don't really know the answer, but are you providing food and water for them as they sit on the nest? Sometimes they have to be persuaded to take a break. However this may be a cheeky question as you have successfully looked after chickens for 18 months. Sorry

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Wed 12-May-10
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Thanks danast. They had food and water, but i'm not sure if they were taking any. Both seemed very thin when they died.

Wed 12-May-10
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Oh how sad!  

But welcome to the forum anyway, do you feel you can join in on other subjects?

I'll try that again!

Wed 12-May-10
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Hi Toffeeapple,

                      I'm iterested in most thing to do with smallholding. I live on an island in the dodecanese. We have about 4000 mtr of land but unfortunatly its mostly mountainside. No mains electric (solar & wind) no mains water (rainwater collection tank). We only have a very small area for growing a few veg, but hope to clear some more for next year (if we can keep the goats out). my biggest problem is lack of water (for the plants) and full sun (it gets really hot in the summer months) just about no rain from april until oct/nov.

Wed 12-May-10
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Warm welcome - my goodness sounds like you're fighting against all the odds!

Good luck to you - hope all goes well.

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Thu 13-May-10
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My goodness, you do have things stacked against you!  Good luck in your endeavours.  Let us know how it all goes?

I'll try that again!

Fri 14-May-10
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Hi parthenipirate, and thank you for joining in.

It is very sad when our creatures die unexpectedly. We had a lovely white bird that we discovered dead one morning in our chicken run. We think that she flew into some wild roses, or the roof of the run. We were devastated.

I agree with Danast. Chickens that are broody and who are sitting on eggs must be physically forced to leave the eggs two times every day to eat and to drink. The best chicken mothers do not leave their eggs, which means that they will die unless you force them off the nest.

Better luck next year Ok

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Sun 16-May-10
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Thanks for the advice Danny. I will keep a much better watch of them next time.

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