- May 24, 2015
One of our hens that seemed perfectly fine this morning is now acting very sick. We were out for 3 hours, and when we came back, she was lying on the ground, breathing heavily. Small amount of mucus on her nose. She will take a bit of food from us, but not with her usual vigor. Her eyes are clear and normal looking, and her comb is her regular red color. She is passing droppings. We have four other chickens (they all free-range) and they are acting very normal. Any ideas as to what could have caused this, or what kind of illness our hen has? She is generally the most feisty of all of our chickens. We see no injury or bleeding on her body, and she will pull her legs in, but does not seem to be able to stand on them.