Help! What is wrong with my hen???

jrhodes

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 14, 2008
42
0
32
Central Texas
I have a hen that seems to be panting all the time. It is hot here but the other hens seem to be doing fine. She kinda stays to her self and doesn't move around alot. What can I do?
 

jjthink

Crowing
13 Years
Jan 17, 2007
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New Jersey
Get her in cooler conditions - the heat may simply be too much for her (or she could be ailing from something else, which makes her less able to withstand the heat). Give her some electrolytes. In a pinch, use Pedialtye (spritz on cold watermelon or other fruit she likes and refrigerate after opening. gatorade may also be used in a pinch).

JJ
 

jrhodes

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 14, 2008
42
0
32
Central Texas
I'm just woried about her. She doesn't seem to be acting like all the other ones. Could there be something else the matter?
 

Ruth Ann

Songster
9 Years
Apr 13, 2010
296
3
121
South Carolina
When mine are hot they pant.
I put in a frozen bottle of water for them to cool off on.
Sometimes they stand on them...
sometime just sit next to them.
 

Arielle

Crowing
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
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411
Massachusetts, USA
I was worried about my oldest hen, 1-2 years old; well feathered, panting mouth open eating but not eating; she even stopped laying. Maybe it is the high heat and humidity. A big change from the cold and rainy spring. I will also try the cold water bottle trick and see if that helps. And to think I almost skipped over this thread. Thanks OP for asking!
 

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