Australorp - Losing Feathers, Weight, Not Eating/Drinking & Won't Leave Her Nesting Box

danioklahoma

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
11
0
22
My girl is sick, I think.
I've tried to isolate her with access to apple cider spiked water and food but she's uninterested. I've let her out of isolation to range (and hopefully eat). She ran about for a bit then retreated back to her box where I don't think she's moved for the last 15 hours.
What in the world?!
 

MollyAngel

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 16, 2012
73
2
31
Is she appearing to sleep? I had a hen be lethargic like that but she died that afternoon. My only advice is to keep bothering her to run around. Tempt her with delicious snacks, like cheese and mealworms. I hope she feels better.
 

danioklahoma

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
11
0
22
I don't know how old she is exactly - she wasn't a chick when we got her. She's maybe a year.
 

darin367

Songster
9 Years
Dec 1, 2010
315
17
154
Shelton, Wa.
throw 5 or 6 eggs under her....... you'll have chicks in 3 weeks..... she wants to be a momma... my australorps are my best mothers...
 

danioklahoma

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
11
0
22
Ack! We can't have chicks. We're in an urban area and can only have a few chickens :(
 

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