Don't understand what's going on with my Hen HELP!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by designerHen, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. designerHen

    designerHen New Egg

    Oct 22, 2015
    Dolce, my Rhode Island she might be 4-5 yrs old, as been sneezing since I got her in 2012, but lately Dolce as stopped laying eggs she as lost weight, her beak is growing longer on both top and bottom, her comb as fallen to the side, the skin around her eyes is pale, she had diarrhea. She was laying eggs every other day back in the spring, but she started laying paper eggs and no shell eggs. My two other hens have stopped laying egg in june and haven't really done anything since then. I found some lash eggs a week or two ago. Channel one of my hen is molting again, and my black Sex Link Cabana is gainning weight but no egg laying. Don't know what to do... help!!
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. Big Brother

    Big Brother New Egg

    Oct 22, 2015
    Hope I have the right place. We just received 6 hens & a rooster. 2 died with in the first 3 weeks, got that stopped. They laid about 6 eggs the first 4 days, than 1 in the past 4-5 weeks. Heard they needed 14 hours of light, so i set this up 2-3 weeks ago, on in the morning just before sunrise and again couple hours at night making up about 14 hours. Nothing!
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Wow three years is a long time to be sneezing - poor girl. obviously she is run down and in poor health. Have you ever wormed your flock, or treated for mites/lice? I would imagine Dolce has stopped eating and that is why she is so thin. Have your other birds been keeping her away from the feeder or bullying her? She is probably at the end of her laying days or her poor health has brought that about.

    Do you feed layer food when they are actively laying? Do they have crushed oyster shell in a separate container so they can eat if they need it? You may want to post her symptoms in full detail at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread.
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  6. designerHen

    designerHen New Egg

    Oct 22, 2015
    Thank you I will try that!!
  7. designerHen

    designerHen New Egg

    Oct 22, 2015
    No that's the thing Dolce eat like a pig!!! She will be jumping in that bowl when I fill it. Then she goes around the yard looking for bugs, I always though her sneeze was some type of allergies it will come and go. When she as the sneeze she usually looks good the skin around her eyes is bright red...

    As for the food I mix her laying pellets, with a 5 grain scratch and I add oyster shells to all that.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) x2 of NorthFLChicks' advice.
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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