Lethargic Dominique - Egg laying time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheIvoryKitty, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. TheIvoryKitty

    TheIvoryKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!

    I've got a batch of 15 week old chickens, and as far as I know they are too young to start laying eggs. However, today I walked into the coop and my little Dominique was still in the hen house standing half-asleep in one of the nesting boxes (which they never get into). She was in there for a few hours and I noticed her crop was pretty empty. I tried to feed her but she wasn't interested. She just kept dozing off and waking herself up. Is this lethargic attitude normal for a hen that's getting ready to lay eggs, or should I worry that she's not feeling okay?

    Thanks guys! - I always get tons of help on these forums! [​IMG]
     
  2. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to say i think she is sick coz my hen did that for a whole day then slowly integrated back into the flock like ntuhin happend she mite not make it for u but or she could be egg bound
     
  3. TheIvoryKitty

    TheIvoryKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, so what can I do? Just sit around and hope she feels better?

    I don't know how she could have gotten sick. It's been pretty cold at night lately, but I live in California so our "cold" isn't really that cold. [​IMG]

    She looks sort of puffy too....Picture
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011

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