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HELP! Hen falls asleep after going out of coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 090393, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. 090393

    090393 Hatching

    Dec 7, 2017
    We have 5 brown shavers, all around 11 months old. One has suddenly started falling asleep while walking, even if she had just been up for 3 hours. She also only wakes up if you go near her. She also does not walk around as much as the others and I actually am able to pick her up without resistance. She also has a pale comb. None of the others have this problem. I need help please.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    She sounds very sick. Being lethargic is a symptoms of almost all diseases and problems. Without further symptoms it can be hard to pinpoint the problem. A vet may or may not help.

    Welcome, I wish it was under better circumstances.
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  3. Abriana

    Abriana Mocha Frappuccino Premium Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    The Swan Pond!
    Is she’s laying? She could be egg bound. Can you feel an egg inside her?
    If so, soak her rear end in warm epsom salt water a couple times each day. Keep her separate (also in case it is a contagious sickness), warm, in a cage (dog crate, large cardboard box) inside.
    I hope she recovers soon, good luck!
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