Before I forget, here's a photo http://imgur.com/NsfCHId
So, yesterday I adopted 5 ex-batts. Most in poor condition (feathers like sticks and stumps etc). They went in the coop for the afternoon and overnight.
Today, I opened the pophole an hour after sunrise. The sick hen was first out, she took herself to the far end of the run. It took a few hours before the others came out to explore.
Anyway, peaky hen stayed put in the classic "sick hen" pose. She then laid an egg... But stayed put.
If bothered by me or another hen she will move, and when I threw down some corn she had a scratch. i saw her eat and drink last night too (they each did).
being new, its hard to say if it's shellshock from the move or what. she is the most feathered of them all so I actually expected her to be dominant,but she seems to like her quiet corner...
Any ideas? i have ACV and Nutri Drops on order (they were meant to have arrived before then hens,grr). I could buy natural yoghurt locally if that might help.
otherwise,do i just leave her to cope and see what happens?
The other 4 are hanging out together,pecking (but not nastily)and exploring,so i think she is safe and undisturbed but i wish I could perk her up.
then again yesterday will have been a huge upheaval so maybe im best giving her space for a day or two, knowing she has eaten and drunk,and laid (so not an egg issue).
helpity help! thanks