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chickens behavior

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by george55, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. george55

    george55 New Egg

    Mar 9, 2011
    Greetings! i recently started raising chickens in my backyard. i have 3 very sweet girls. 2 are laying. 1 has stopped laying. the one that has stopped laying is very lethargic.
    her comb has turned from bright red to almost pink. she is still eating. she is just not herself. she always comes when i call her, but i had to pick her up and put her back in the coop last night. i immediately thought, she is starting to molt. she has lost a few feathers, but nothing like what is described in my "raising chickens for dummies" book.
    any insight? should i take her to my vet?
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Hiya and [​IMG] try posting it in the emergencies/diseases section and hopefully you will get more response. I hope she gets better soon [​IMG]
  3. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Hi and [​IMG] ! Try the emegency section.
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Michigan!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:Welcome to BYC. Could be molt, they usually stop laying when they molt. Visually inspect her for lice/mites, especially around her vent. Check her poop for worms.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I hope you she gets better soon. [​IMG]
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Quote:X2 and [​IMG]
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,Ca and [​IMG]

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