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Please help? What's wrong with my Isa Brown?

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I've had an Isa Brown for three years and she has changed in the past few days. She is no longer eating or laying eggs. She sits in one spot in the yard most of the day with no energy.

She appears to be healthy with clear eyes and a clean vent. Is she just depressed or should I look into something else. She get a good diet and clean shelter. I have also tried to check to see if she is egg bound however I don't think that's the problem.

Grateful for any advice. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


Edited by rgoodpa1 - 5/3/16 at 9:09am
post #2 of 9

Does she have a flock? Did she recently loose a flockmate?

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #3 of 9
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About a month ago the Rooster of the flock was killed and also we reintroduced an injured hen back into the flock after she healed.
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Hi there. This is happening to me aswell today. Exactly the same. Mine lost her girl friend last Thursday.
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Hi there. This is happening to me aswell today. Exactly the same. Mine lost her girl friend last Thursday.

 

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About a month ago the Rooster of the flock was killed and also we reintroduced an injured hen back into the flock after she healed.

Chickens Grieve just like us. If they loose a member of their family they can get sad and slow down, Honestly I've never had it happen thankfully but I also don't know if there is any way to treat grief.

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #6 of 9
If this has just come about in the last few days, I would not think grief. Maybe if it had happened just after the attack it might be grief or shock/stress, but not this much later.
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If this has just come about in the last few days, I would not think grief. Maybe if it had happened just after the attack it might be grief or shock/stress, but not this much later.

Really? I've heard of people with grieving chickens for many weeks...

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Originally Posted by CascadiaRiver View Post

Really? I've heard of people with grieving chickens for many weeks...

I'm not trying to say it can't happen or doesn't happen, just that if this was a sudden onset in the last few days and the rooster died a month ago, it's probably something else causing problems with the hen.
post #9 of 9
Is her crop full? Check it in the morning and if it's still full, try massaging it. Hope she gets better sad.png

I have a wonderful loving family, so that means my chickens get alot of love from us-well from me & my son mostly, but I like to pretend my husband loves it too! 1 collie dog,3 cats, 4 Leghorns, 1 OEGB rooster, 7-Gold Comets,2 Dekalb Amberlinks, 2 Buff Brahma's, 1 Light Brahma's, 4 Naked Necks, 2 Col. Rock Cross, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, 2 Silikes, and more breeds on the way! .

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I have a wonderful loving family, so that means my chickens get alot of love from us-well from me & my son mostly, but I like to pretend my husband loves it too! 1 collie dog,3 cats, 4 Leghorns, 1 OEGB rooster, 7-Gold Comets,2 Dekalb Amberlinks, 2 Buff Brahma's, 1 Light Brahma's, 4 Naked Necks, 2 Col. Rock Cross, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, 2 Silikes, and more breeds on the way! .

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