- Dec 23, 2015
Hi all. I have a wellsummer who is about 15 months old. I've noticed over the last few weeks that her egg production has slowed. She hasn't laid an egg now in about 4-5 days. Her comb is slightly pale. She may have lost weight as well. I thought maybe she was in an early molt until tonight. Tonight I noticed that her one eye was closing then both at the same time. She seems less energetic than usual but was still walking around. She ate and drank. I saw her poop and I looked for worms, it seemed normal. However, she has had messy feathers near her vent so maybe recent runny stool. She doesn't feel like she's egg bound. I looked for mites/lice and didn't see anything apparent. I am new to chicken owning so I may have missed something. I gave her a nutrition supplement from a dropper. I added probiotics and electrolytes to their water. She drank some of that. I plan on calling the vet in the morning. In my experience, once they appear sick.. they die quick. I figured I would be proactive and post on here to get feedback from the vast wealth of knowledge. Any help or advice is appreciated. Thank you.