8 week old hen lying down all the time

jjared

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I'm new to chickens, and have 8 week old hens that I am thoroughly enjoying, but my golden sex-link lies down much of the time. I've checked her vent for cleanliness, and that doesn't appear to be an issue. She seems to be growing at the same rate as the others and looks healthy to my untrained eye. She's eating and drinking as well, though she'll sometimes lie down to eat. She gets up and wanders around from time to time, though she walks only 3-5 feet before lying down again. Her personality seems to be very calm and even-tempered. Could this just be her personality or what else should I be looking for?
 

Kiki

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Welcome to BYC.
You have 8 chicks that are a week old
or chicks that are 8 weeks old?
 

Kiki

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Maybe she just likes to "rest" more then your others?
If she seems healthy, is able to move around, eating and drinking well I wouldn't worry too much. ;)
 

jjared

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Maybe she just likes to "rest" more then your others?
If she seems healthy, is able to move around, eating and drinking well I wouldn't worry too much. ;)
Thank you. I've been worried, but my husband is convinced she's just a lazy daisy. I'd hate to lose her.....she's a sweetheart!
 

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