Hi were new but have a concern about my young sussex

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slwattsie, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. slwattsie

    slwattsie New Egg

    Aug 8, 2009

    We bought some young hens , we believe much younger than we first realised, we then introduced an 18 month silver link who rules the roost but the Sussex who was fairly dominant now seems very lethargic, the others are all running round but this one despite being a fair size seems to have lost her zest. Am I being over worried, she has lots of lovely feathers and got to a good size but her comb that is not yet developed really is a pale pink not red but then the other happy sussex we have who is lively has the same pink comb. she has taken to sitting on her own a lot where as she used to sit with the other hens. the are housed in a fairly large run.
    Comments would be greatly appreciated and what a great site by the way.

  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Is she eating/drinking/pooping? Any signs of illness? Is she being pecked on?? Just covering the basics.....You may also want to post the question in the 'Managing my Flock' section if you think it is not a health problem....If she is being pecked or bullied it may be worth considering removing her for a while and then re-introducing.....I would suggest to post again more specifically to get the best input from folks here..[​IMG]
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    [​IMG] Yep post her in the managing you flock section
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I agree and [​IMG]
  5. slwattsie

    slwattsie New Egg

    Aug 8, 2009
    thanks will do, thanks for your input, appreciated, never thought could be so attatched to a hen:[​IMG]:
  6. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2008
    The South
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hey Wattsie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A Big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

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