I have got some questions about two of my hens

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  1. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got some questions about two of my hens

    The first of my hens is white. She is not laying eggs and is very friendly. Would she possibly be broody ?

    My second hen is laying eggs fine, but for the some weeks now she seem to have her head near her body and is fluffed up all of the time.

    I have wormed all my hens, my second hen looked fine for over 2 weeks, then she went back to look sick again. Before I wormed all of my hens, she was moving very slowly.

    Any idea what is going on ?

    I'll add some photos later.
     
  2. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two of this breed of hen, but one of them die this year in March.

    Both of these hens are over 2 years old.
     
  3. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what is wrong with your second hen, you should probably post in the emergencies/diseases forum. Your white hen doesn't look broody, do you know her age and breed?
     
  4. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    Check the vents to see if they are egg bound.
     
  5. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay will do.

    She is over two years old. She was given to my family, with two other hens by a friend, that got them from a farm that was giving them a way for free.

    The black hen seems to be laying eggs fine each day, as I got one egg from her a day. The white hen hasn't layed any egg from when I got her at all.
     
  6. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    What is their hydration system. Over heated dehydrated birds will drop quickly.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tail feather down is generally a sign of illness. How are their crop's? Is it empty first thing in the morning? Does she move her neck around or just keep it there? She/they could have an impacted crop or sour crop. You would notice a very sour smell from her beak. Are they eating? Try putting some electrolytes with vitamins and probiotics in their water. Sorry to hear that you hare having issues. I hope you find some answers. If it comes down to it try and find a vet that handles chickens. They can also do a fecal float test to rule out worms.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you mean water, they have a freshwater container box that they drink from. That I have to fill up for them, same time, as it is big a container box. I'm also adding a auto drinking system in their run, ones my mum puts in the water to her horse stables, as the chicken coop and chicken run is next to it.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you mean food they are feed on chicken chicken pellets vegetables food scraps from the house,

    She move very slowly in the morning and for the rest of the day.

    Most of the time she keeps it in, but some times she eats some food, when she just puts her head back in.

    I'm not should what that is ?

    I haven't smelled any nasty smells come from her beak. She did have a cold some weeks a go. I'll check that later, when the sun comes out.

    The white hen is eating fine and the black hen don't seem to be eating a lot of food.

    I was given them Verm-X Liquid in their water. I'll talk to my mum about that, as she buy the food for them.

    Thanks

    Me too

    I'd have to ask my mum about that.
     
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