Hen won't eat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bobby_A, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Bobby_A

    Bobby_A Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen won't eat and she just started laying eggs. She doesn't look thin, but her comb is starting to lose color. I give her fruits, vegetables, and I even make her some scrambled eggs, but she won't eat it, though I did get her to eat some ham yesterday, but she won't eat it today. I have her in a small area by herself, because she won't get along with my other chickens, if it makes a difference. What could be wrong? She ate fine before, but now that she just started laying eggs she won't. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Bobby
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2010
  2. WiscoChiko

    WiscoChiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm basically saying this to bump your post back up, but read up on sour/impacted crop and egg-bound. It would be a place to start... If you give a lil more info some of the more experianced members may chime in...
     
  3. Bobby_A

    Bobby_A Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you WiscoChiko. The only extra information I can give, is that she is a rhode island red, maran cross, and she is about 5 1/2 months old. She can't be egg-bound, because she layed her egg today no problem. It could be sour crop, how would I check for that?
     
  4. tryxichicks

    tryxichicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How does her crop feel? What do her droppings look like, if she's passing any at all...what do you feed her, does she get grit?
     

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