5 month old red sex link has droopy comb today and hasn't layed in two days.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sljack2006, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. sljack2006

    sljack2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone,
    This is our first year with chickens and we could sure use some advice. We are concerned that our red sex link hen, Rosie, appeared with a droopy comb today and hasn't layed in two days. She has layed an egg every day since she started laying early this summer. Her comb is still very red and her behavior is normal. I am not sure which stool is hers but it all looks normal as well from what I could see. They are in a coop/run combo and have plenty of room. The only other factor is that the weather has went from the 80's to the 60's in the last week.
    What should we be watching for? Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you :)
     
  2. theawesomechick

    theawesomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you think she could be molting? Have there been feathers all over the run?
     
  3. sljack2006

    sljack2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are not feathers all over the run but it has only been two days so maybe it is just starting? They usually molt in the fall right? Thank you so much :)
     
  4. theawesomechick

    theawesomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, and a note on the droopy comb: our light brown leghorn Flower's comb started drooping about two or three months into laying. It's just because her comb is growing larger.
     
  5. sljack2006

    sljack2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you again, that is good to know.[​IMG]
     

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