Hen Acting Strange, Won't Interact With Other Hens.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenbroke1, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. greenbroke1

    greenbroke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a head hen, who is acting weird. I think she laid an egg one night. I found the egg cracked though as if she laid it, when she was on her perch, because my other chicken who lays the same coloured eggs. Had already laid in the morning. So far, after the incident, I have not found any more cracked eggs. I let the hens out of their coop to free range for a little bit and my head hen won't leave her run. She just stays in one corner. Then when I put the hens back in the run. She will just go back and forth from her coop. She won't hang out with the other hens. She will lay in the coop by herself. Won't make any noise and looks a little slow than normal. If anyone has anything about what it could be. I would like to know.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure why she is doing this, she may be sick, theres nothing you can do but to watch and make sure she eats and drinks.
     
  3. EggsAllDay

    EggsAllDay Out Of The Brooder

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    the only thing I've read, and if you aren't 100% positive it was her who laid the egg- she could be egg bound...

    Is she staying in the nesting box? and does she look, well....constipated? If she's acting lethargic and won't leave the coop that's the only thing I personally can think of- but you never know.
     
  4. greenbroke1

    greenbroke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I am now positive that it is her laying at night, because I did find another broken egg. I have only to hens that lay the same coloured egg and she lays in the afternoon My head hen Does not use the nesting box. She likes her perch. My head hen seem a little more active in the morning, but during the afternoon. She seem to be lethargic.
     

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