Feathers down

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MikeGuanci, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. MikeGuanci

    MikeGuanci New Egg

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    My older hen is putting herself In tight spaces, and her hind feathers are down? New to this looking forward to great times!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you mean she is hiding, or trying to escape something? Is she being bullied by others in your flock or maybe not feeling up to par. Do you have pictures of her doing this? It's far to give advice without knowing a lot more. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva. We really need some more information to know what is going on with your hen. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Hopefully your hen is okay.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Do you mean her tail is hanging down? Is she being bullied or possibly broody hiding herself in the nest boxes?

    I hope she is ok. Give us as much info as you can so we can help your hen.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. kikithebird

    kikithebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    hello and welcome
     
  6. MikeGuanci

    MikeGuanci New Egg

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    She is an older hen, and she seems slow and sick, her tail is hanging on the ground most of the time. Also, so doesn't poop well. Thanks
     
  7. MikeGuanci

    MikeGuanci New Egg

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    She is an older hen and she seems slow and sick. She isn't being pecked on either. Also she is not pooping well. Her tail is also down most of the time. Hope that helps me help you.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    How long has she been like this? When was she wormed last? Worms can not only suck the life right out of the bird but impact the intestinal tract blocking off waste from leaving her body. Have you checked for egg binding? Egg Binding can kill her quick. She could have either of these situations going on. Both of which can kill her.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the worms. Also, do you know how old she is?
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your hen! It's definitely possible that she has worms. You may get more answers if you post in the Emergencies section: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Good luck with her!
     
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