Are my hens sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by n8mont4, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. n8mont4

    n8mont4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got some free hens from a guy. They are older and not laying very often. 3 of then hens are fine and running around. the other 2 just kinda stand there in the coop and gave into the distance. When I make them leave, they forage for a bit and then return to the coop. Are they sick?
     
  2. BunkyB

    BunkyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the hens are new to you give them a couple of days to get the feel for the place. Make sure they know where the water and feed is. They will come around. Different surroundings.... Steve
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It is great that you are taking in the older Hens!

    When you new birds, they need to be dusted with poultry dust and wormed to make sure they do not have any parasites. I would give them some high protein chicken grower along with free choice calcium for a week And yes, let them get used to you and you place.
     

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