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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danika, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Danika

    Danika New Egg

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    I have this hen that for the last 5 days wont come out of the roost box. Think soemthing is wrong. Her comb is a lighter red and it has flakes on it. When I take her out a few of the other hens pickn on her and the roster wont touch her. She is 7 months and a treat layer till now. Please help with my chicken.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us, although I realise that its not under the best circumstances. It could that she has some kind of sickness, not I'm honestly not sure. You could post on the ER forum, where the experts may be able to make some suggestions and help you out - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/10

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is she sitting on eggs in the nest box? If so she may be broody - wanting to hatch eggs and raise the chicks. Broody hens may refuse to leave the nest to eat, drink, poo so have to be put out a least a couple times of day to tend to that. Otherwise they can starve themselves.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your young lady. I too agree that's she is either under the weather or being broody. Is she eating and drinking when she comes out of the box? Sometimes other flock members can pick on broody hens when they come off the nest and like wise if they are under the weather. It's in a flocks nature to outcast anyone who is sick so they are not open to a predator attack. If you dont want her to be broody or you think she is sick I would remove her from the nest box to a seperate place and see what she does. What breed is your girl? Certain breeds are known to be very broody.

    Good luck with her :fl
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Danika, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Hope BYC is able to help you with your chicken issues. Best wishes and thanks for joining! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, Danika, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us today, but sorry to hear about your hen! :( You have gotten good advice and suggestions, so I will just say Hi! :frow and good luck!
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! I'm sorry about your hen, hopefully she is just broody. A pale comb in common in broody hens. You have been given some great advice, info, and links so I'll just say enjoy BYC and have a great time! [​IMG]
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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