Hen acting a little off

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrbstephens, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 20 week old EE, Johanna is acting a little off today. She was the last one out of the hen house this morning and was a little reluctant coming down the chicken ladder. Then I saw the rooster mount her for the first time. She's a little slow in general compared to the others today. She's eating and drinking, but is the last to come when a treat is offered or when the others move from one end of the coop to the other. She's seems fine otherwise. Does this mean she may be getting ready to lay or do you think something else is going on here?
     
  2. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Has she been wormed? Have you checked for lice and mites? All these can take a chicken down quickly. Any chance she has gotten into mold, fungus, rotted food, standing puddles of water, or other toxins? What does her diet consist of?
     

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