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  1. jackbrownhorse

    jackbrownhorse New Egg

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    My black hen,has been very listless..She seems weak..also she opens & closes ,her beak alot..She seems about to fall asleep..,What's wrong??
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    How old? Other hens okay?
     
  3. jackbrownhorse

    jackbrownhorse New Egg

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    she's about 2 yrs old,the others are fine...She wouldn't go out of the coop today.she seems weak..The last few days..she's been very slow..
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read up on Gapeworm. It can block of their breathing.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain Premium Member

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    Mouth breathing is often a sign that the dying process has started. Are her eyes open or closed?
     
  6. jackbrownhorse

    jackbrownhorse New Egg

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    well she's sleep now..But they were open earlier...
     
  7. jackbrownhorse

    jackbrownhorse New Egg

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    also it seems she has trouble walking..
     
  8. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she's dying, sleeping a lot is normal, they also don't really move either. They can sleep to a point of not being able to wake up and soon die. The combs can go a darker colour.

    To check for Gape-worm you can take a q-tip and stick it down her throat and move it around slightly and pull out, it would have red worms on it, if that is the case this can help dislodge the worms.
     
  9. jackbrownhorse

    jackbrownhorse New Egg

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    she is now laying on her side,w/ her legs out.on the floor of coop..Not pale or panting.
     
  10. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in a box to keep her comfortable with a towel or something comfy.
     

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