is my chicken sick??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JessicaGarrett, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. JessicaGarrett

    JessicaGarrett New Egg

    Sep 30, 2015
    Hello, I'm new here and to owning chickens. I have 3 Jersey Giants that I've had for about 2 months now and they are about 1-1/2 to 2 years old. They've laid eggs since their 2nd day of being here. Well they stopped laying eggs about 2 weeks ago (due to moulting) and today at feeding time one was acting like a completely different hen. Usually at feeding time they flock me ready to eat but today one of them just laid there and when I dumped the food she got up and walked off. I noticed her poop was runny with a brownish/red color and her comb is droopy and pale.

    Is my hen sick? Do I need to separate her from my other hens??
    Thank in advance!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Others with more experience may be able to suggest what the problem could be, but i would certainly advise isolating her until you know whats wrong with her. You could also give vitamins / electrolytes in her water in the meantime.

    Good luck

  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    I would make more observations, so far, I am unsure whether your bird is ill or not.
  4. JessicaGarrett

    JessicaGarrett New Egg

    Sep 30, 2015
    I'll definitely be making more observations but that's all the information I have as of now since I noticed this at feeding time (which was in the evening).

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