Hi, I am not sure if I should be worried or not but my 1 1/2 year old Brahma has stopped laying eggs for about over a week. So what I have discovered is she is molting since she is losing feathers like crazy. I read some post on this and have tried to give her protein (yogurt and crumbles and blueberries) but she will not eat it and this is very unusual for her She loves blueberries. Tonight was my big concerned. I tried to feed her again and she won't have it. So when she went back to the coop with the other girls she couldn't get up on the perch! She kept falling off. She then gave up and went in the nesting box. I felt her crop and it didn't seem full. I am so concerned. She is my only girl that survived my first batch of Chicks Two died from Mereck's and the other from Ovarian Ca and her signs where unable to get on her perch!! Should I be worried? Is it that she is weak from molting?? Tomorrow I am going to give her some vitamins, I also am going to give her some dog or cat food (which is better?) and does it need to be canned or can I soak and soften some lab and rice dog food? I guess I will need to syringe feed her if she doesn't eat? I just don't want to stress her out.
This girl is my favorite one and always has been. She is my sweet girl and I am very attached to her so I am very worried about her!! Any advice would be greatly appeciated.