Is She Sick Or Molting? Advice Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, May 3, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    My banty leghorn hasn't laid for over a week, is one year old this month, has less appetite, but is eating.
    She is acting normally, just doesn't lay or fill her crop. She is loosing feathers as she preens, but no bare spots.
    (She has always had very dense feathering) I've read some birds don't get bare spots it is like they "shed", if she were a dog, I'd say she is shedding. I'm concerned she doesn't eat much.
    Thanks in advance...
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    It is normal for a hen to stop laying if she is molting, but I'm not sure about her eating habits. It sounds like molting to me, though. [​IMG]

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