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Lethargic when the weather got cold.

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We only have 2 chickens, a Rode Island Red and a Americana. The red, Dotty, has become lethargic since the temp have gone down. She is eating and drinking. She has had some yellowish diarrhea. We have been giving them probiotic felling that it was a gut issue. She was getting better yesterday foraging and moving a bit faster, but today all she did was stand around where ever Hawk went. She does not like being alone and freaks out if she can't find hawk on a good day. The question is, should we bring them both inside for the night, we can not separate them, and wonder if leaving them in the coop would be better for them both or the warmer inside will help Dotty recover.

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That happens a lot when it gets colder. Bring both hens inside. do you have a heat lamp? smile.png
I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
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I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
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We did bring them in and Dotty was dead by morning. The main concern was separating the 2 of them. Now we have a whole other problem, Hawk is now roaming the yard calling for Dotty or in the coop brooding.
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Sorry about Dotty. I hope your other hen does ok.
I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
CHICKEN PHOTO CONTEST: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1141715/chicken-contest/10#post_17753853
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I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
CHICKEN PHOTO CONTEST: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1141715/chicken-contest/10#post_17753853
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