gasping hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chrisfletch, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. chrisfletch

    chrisfletch New Egg

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    Hi. Can anyone help please. My 20 weekk speckled hen Josie has been very quiet and sleepy girl for a few days and is often on her own which is unusual. Today she is gaping a lot and seems to be struggling to keep her eyes open. she is eating and drinking but doesnt appear to be preening herself or scrabbling about like the other girls. None of them are laying yet. Hope someone can advise me.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your hen!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, chrisfletch, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Hope you hen is okay!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you may want to put GAPEWORM in the search box and see if it seems she has some of the symptoms.
     
  7. chrisfletch

    chrisfletch New Egg

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    Thanks for all the advice. I think in the end Josie is just heat intolerant as it was a very hot day. She is thankfully now absolutely fine. Eagerly awaiting our first eggs still. Girls 23 weeks old today.
     

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