I have a hen that sleeps a lot and goes around with her eyes half shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RayJones, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. RayJones

    RayJones New Egg

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    She's been acting like this for about a month now, she used to be energetic and wide awake. She's about a year and a half old, and the other chickens don't have any of these symptoms. My chickens are Rhode Island Reds. Also they were laying a lot of eggs but now I don't get very many.
     
  2. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I am very sorry to hear about your hen. I am sure someone will have some good advice. My goal in posting this reply is to pop your question to the top of the list and also say: [​IMG]

    Hope it works!
     
  3. wyandotte freak

    wyandotte freak Out Of The Brooder

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    Does your bird make any strange noises like coughing or gurgling sounds when she breathes?
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could they possibly be molting you said a year and a half thats about time for a big big molt. and [​IMG]
     
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  5. RayJones

    RayJones New Egg

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    No, she's not making any strange noises. She's strangley quiet. They are going through a molting stage now though, they've been losing a lot of feathers.
     
  6. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im pretty sure thats what it is. when they molt they get very down and its hard for them so give them some more proteins and keep an eye on her she will get better in a few weeks.
     

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