In the Brooder
- Oct 25, 2012
Hello from SLC, we have a mixed flock(light brahma, speckled Sussex, barred rock, wyandotte,Sicilian buttercup marans and andalusian) all hens. It got down to about 27' last night and while our henhouse is insulated it hasn't been heated so far this fall. This afternoon when I let the girls out to roam the buttercup is behaving oddly,she appears to be laboring for breath lifting her whole body with each breath and holding her beak open apparently trying to vocalize without much result, the rest seem to be energetic and healthy. No discharge from the nostrils or sneezing in any of them.