Help! Is this normal behavior for a new egglayer?

Lori J

Songster
Jun 18, 2017
431
283
191
My Wyandotte has recently started laying and she started also walking around with her wings hanging down a bit. As you can see the pictures her wings are drooping. She is not showing any signs of being sick and she is actually always the first for treats, even to the point of being aggressive. Any thoughts on this? Is this a normal thing for an new egg layer to do? Could she possibly be sick and showing no other signs?
 

Attachments

  • 97324FE6-61C7-47EB-981B-65306B28D6FE.jpeg
    97324FE6-61C7-47EB-981B-65306B28D6FE.jpeg
    615.5 KB · Views: 11
  • 7B9E58DB-E6DB-4405-B881-0F4F918BE55E.jpeg
    7B9E58DB-E6DB-4405-B881-0F4F918BE55E.jpeg
    766.8 KB · Views: 11

Lori J

Songster
Jun 18, 2017
431
283
191
Are the recent photos? That bird is not laying eggs.
Here she is today. Still letting her wings hang down, but first in line for treats.
 

Attachments

  • F5538A30-7608-440B-83F5-9E5E3D678A7F.jpeg
    F5538A30-7608-440B-83F5-9E5E3D678A7F.jpeg
    966.7 KB · Views: 10

Lori J

Songster
Jun 18, 2017
431
283
191
Are the recent photos? That bird is not laying eggs.
I suppose it’s also possible that her friend that looks just like her is the one laying and I am confused LOL. When I see her in the nesting box maybe I think that there are two hens laying in there is only one
 
Last edited:

LaFleche

Meadow Devil
9 Years
Sep 22, 2012
7,297
26,862
932
Germany
I suppose it’s also possible that her friend that looks just like her is the one laying and I am confused LOL. When I see her in the nesting box maybe I think that there are two hens laying in there is only one
The circled bird is looking rather unwell and not ready to lay. The other bigger one next to her should be the one laying.

When did you last deworm your flock? she might be in need of deworming. And I suggest to inspect her carefully for lice or/and mites.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom