I need help with my rhode island red

Handmadens

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 3, 2010
18
0
22
Mesa, AZ
Ok I think my Rhode Island Red hen is molting. Her appetitie has decreased, she isn't laying eggs and she pretty much lays around most of the day. My concern is I noticed tonight that she isn't roosting she is laying down under the roost box. Is this normal?

Thanks
Diane
 

chauqg

Songster
10 Years
Jun 13, 2009
131
2
101
One of my RIR's acted that way for a few days.... Took her out of the nest she was laying in each night and gave her treats and some TLC daily for several days. Made sure she was eating by hand feeding her... Few days of this she was moving around and in a week she was fine. Key IMHO was keeping her eating and drinking was the right thing to do.

Good Luck.
 

lotzahenz

Songster
11 Years
Aug 28, 2008
1,242
12
163
Lexington, Kentucky
If it is hot in your area like it is here, make sure she stays hydrated. I use a fan blowing air on my birds to help with the heat and try to give them cold water often, it seems to help. She could be moulting or just puny.
 

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