I just went out to the coop, and I noticed that the hen inside of the nesting box has a pale comb! She seems to be panting through her beak. This one was waiting to lay because I shut it out of the coop area, but if it really needed to lay an egg it would have just layed it right?
Also, it ate some paint about 2-3 days ago. The door is from the 70s and it was sitting in the yard after we cleaned out the garage. I doubt it ate enough to cause harm, but I am nervous if it was caused from that.
The hen is 1 year 2 months old. Is this when they molt?
What should I do?