Hen closes eyes and shakes head... Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cshaney, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. cshaney

    cshaney New Egg

    Mar 5, 2013
    San Diego
    I have 4 hens that are 2 years old. I noticed one of the has been closing its eyes as if it's falling asleep, then shakes its head every now and then. She will snap back into it and try and get back with the rest then does it again. Her comb on top is more white than the others and is folded over. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks![​IMG]
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I'm no expert, but what i would do, pending advice from more experienced members is isolate the sick hen and give it vitamin supplements / electrolytes in its drinking water. I hope that others with more experience will be able to help you out.

    Good luck
  3. locknest4

    locknest4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with CTKen, usually when they have a pale droopy comb like that they are unwell. It might take her some time and vitamins to get back to health. Pale combs can mean anaemia which can be caused by blood sucking mites. Vaseline on combs and legs suffocate the mites if she has any. Here in Australia the mites look like black spots/clusters on the combs, etc. again this is only our experience and we are not experts. Hopefully someone can give you more advice, maybe more relevant to your location.

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