- May 19, 2015
Hi all, I'm new to BYC. I have a hen who is approx 16 wks. When i open the coop in the a.m, she never runs out with the other hens (5 others). She lays in the coop almost leaning on her side and i see her pushing with her one leg as though she is trying to get up but can't. As soon as i reach for her she will jump up and run away and then head outside. Once I saw her laying like this in the fenced in area. I honestly thought she was dead. None of the hens are laying yet. Any thoughts on this behavior? I have had other flocks of chickens in the past and never saw any do this.