Hen laying on her breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valerie, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dec 9, 2007
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    I have a barred rock hen that seems to be lying flat on her breast. Sometimes she 'ruffles' her feathers around. Her legs are under her. She can walk...prefers to be in a nest or on the board in front of the nests. Her head is up and is eating OK...but somethings just not right????? Any ideas? The rest of the girls seem to be 'normal'
    Thanks
    Valerie
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Does she need to lay an egg (egg bound) Is she broody?
     
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    do barred rock hens go broody???

    what you are discribing is what my silkie did for a week before she started setting eggs...however someone else may have a better idea of what is wrong
     
  4. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't seem to be eggbound. BR do go broody...but I don't think she is. Most of them are just finishing up molting...don't know if that could have anything to do with this 'problem' or not???? She doesn't act sick or peck at me, as if she was going broody, or in pain.
    Valerie
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    How does her stomach feel, is it soft or hard?
     

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