I have a 1 yr old hen who's been acting "off" lately - slow, droopy, a little off balance, maybe letting one wing hang down lower than normal. Doesn't keep up with the flock. We have a small backyard flock of 6. She's been acting this way for a week or two, and it might be getting worse. Kind of hard to tell exactly. Any ideas what I should do?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBumcc4Sd3c&app=desktop
In addition to trying what the above poster said, I would get a good multivitamin/mineral supplement for her and either dose her individually or the whole flock for several days. Sometimes a deficiency in a certain vit/mineral will cause imbalance issues. I am having trouble remembering which it is. I'm thinking a certain B vitamin or E but not entirely sure. Feed can get old after a few months and lose nutritional value.
If she is low in calcium and having trouble making shells you can try giving her a calcium pill with D. You can just half them and pop it in the back of their beak.
Great job isolating from all other birds. Any improvement at all?
Edited by Rock Sister - 5/15/16 at 11:39am
i don't think she's egg bound because she's not squatting. she doesn't have any injuries and she's not molting. I looked again she definitely has mites i see little white specks crawling all over, under the feathers. She hasn't improved. she still seems to eat and drink. Is it weird that non of the other chickens have this problem? What do you do if they have a lot of mites?
Edited by Ximena - 5/15/16 at 12:23pm