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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Well she is setting on 2 eggs and since I put her in a

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well she is setting on 2 eggs and since I put her in a different pen she has had a very watery stool and smells so bad
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name?
Customer: ebony
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

It sounds as if Ebony is broody. One of the hallmarks of a broody chicken is particularly foul-smelling droppings. Please review this site and tell me if you think Ebony is behaving like a broody chicken: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/08/caring-for-broody-hens-facilitating-egg.html

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How do they act when they are brooding
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

The site describes broody behavior very well. Please scroll down to "How to Identify a Broody Hen" in that link.

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