Hen has her neck in

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveTaunton, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And she keeps looking like she wants to sleep? Is something wrong? She doesn't look in any discomfort. But it's quite out of the blue. She's been ok most of the day. They usually retire inside around now or within 15 minutes (it's 18.30 here) so is she just tired? Thanks
     
  2. Owingsia

    Owingsia Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Cochin who normally stays out late but some days she comes in up to 45 min early and settles down. She does this maybe 2-3 times a month for the last year.

    I would keep an eye on her but she might just be tired and ready for bed but I would keep an eye on her and see how she is in the morning.
     
  3. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that sounds like a plan to me. Thanks!
     
  4. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I checked on her this morning. She's doing the same thing minus closing her eyes. And her poo is runny and white. Any thoughts?
     
  5. Owingsia

    Owingsia Out Of The Brooder

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    You have a sick hen who needs to be isolated from the flock. There is plenty of info on this site about sick hens. You might also think about posting in another one of the forums like emergency or one that deals with sick birds. Sorry I dont know everything and my best option would be to get her isolated.
     
  6. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh god. We have nowhere to isolate her to. Where they live is huge though and well ventilated. Is that ok? She's keeping well away from them naturally as it is.

    I don't think this is going to produce the best outcome. This is dead depressing seeing as we've only had them 3 weeks
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's not necessarily sick. How old is she? Does she have any blood in her poop? Is she looking "puffed up"?

    If she's young, she likely has coccidiosis. It's not necessary to remove her from the flock, but you will want to treat the whole flock. It's caused by a protozoan that overwhelms their bodies in high numbers. If left untreated, they will usually die within a couple of days. You can treat it with Corid, which is a thiamine blocker.
     
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  8. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was around a year old when we got her. She puffs up every now and then but I think it's cos she's enjoying the first bit of Sun we've had in 5 days.

    No blood. Just white and runny though I'm certain that only started today
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you seeing lots of feathers around? She could be starting her molt.
     
  10. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we got the 5 in a group and they're all going through a moult at the moment. But it's just her that looks like all she wants to do is sleep
     

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