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Hen standing in the dark; not drinking or eating much. Broody? Coccidiosis? Too hot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goofy Chick, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Goofy Chick

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    Hi. Today I recently noticed my hen, who's named Myna, acting strange. She is an 1 year old mille fleur d'uccle bantam. Normally, Myna never has problems. It's most often my other d'uccle hen, Fluffy Cheeks. But today, my sister and I noticed she was standing the shade of our garage, not doing anything. Her wings were sort of spread out from her body, so they weren't touching. At first, I assumed she was too hot. But she isn't panting and she is moving slow. Other symptoms include that she isn't drinking -- that I've seen, -- she isn't out and about with the other girls. I offered her a strawberry and she ate abut two bites, but she just tiredly stared at the rest. Now, when I get up and walk, she will quickly get out of the way, but when I stand off a little, she just stands in the shade and doesn't do anything.

    Is she broody or too hot? Does she have coccidiosis (like a hen I've had before?) It's no emergency, but I am concerned and I want to know what I can do to make sure she's okay.

    Thanks. -- Goofy Chick
     

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