1 year old hen, hot beak/head/feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by n2u1123, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. n2u1123

    n2u1123 Hatching

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    My 1 year old Buff orpington hen has a really hot beak/head and feet, she is panting off and on and keeps burying herself under things. it is one of the first sunny days, but is only about 60 degrees out. I had her in the house and she buried herself under a blanket and just stayed there. She isn't really drinking or eating too much, just a little. She walks around fine. I haven't seen her poop in a while, like 5 hours....(but I wasn't watching her all 5 hours). She was fine this morning, she has been looking this way for about 6-7 hours now. Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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  2. DCluck

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    Is she broody?
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sounds like she wants to lay an egg in a quiet dark place.
     
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  4. n2u1123

    n2u1123 Hatching

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    No, but one of my other chickens is and I feel like since that chicken was broody, she wasn't letting this chicken go to the one spot all my chickens use to lay eggs. My buff hasn't layed an egg for a few days now, but I don't think she fits the symptoms of the blocked egg issue.
     
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    n2u1123 Hatching

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    Would that give her those symptoms though? Her head is so hot.
     
  6. DCluck

    DCluck In the Brooder

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    I had only one chicken go broody and she was very warm. Now I never checked her head so I can't say about that but her body and breast was quite warm.
     
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  7. n2u1123

    n2u1123 Hatching

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    Hmm, ok, thanks......at least she pooped, is that a good sign? She actually seems to be getting better. She's not panting so much anymore. I guess we will see tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I hope she is ok!!!
     
  8. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chirping

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    You should take her tempature to see if she has a fever... Sounds like she is just broody but it doesn't hurt to check!
     
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  9. n2u1123

    n2u1123 Hatching

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    So, she seems to be perfectly fine today, I still don't think she has laid an egg yet, but her head and feet are not hot anymore. I wonder if it was just the weather? Thank you everyone for all the tips!!!
     
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