1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Lethargic hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Raisingpeeps, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Raisingpeeps

    Raisingpeeps Out Of The Brooder

    41
    2
    41
    Jul 23, 2014
    Quincy, IL
    We adopted a rooster, same age as our seven hens, and four days ago we finally introduced him to the ladies. He dances and does the wing flap and is very gentle when mating- no loss of any feathers. The problem is he has one hen that always allows him to mate and none of the others will let him touch them. The one hen has become lethargic and is no longer eating. I separated her from him this morning. Any thoughts on what is going on and what I should do? TIA!
     
  2. Raisingpeeps

    Raisingpeeps Out Of The Brooder

    41
    2
    41
    Jul 23, 2014
    Quincy, IL
    Okay- she is drinking but not eating- even preferred snacks. Still lethargic. I felt for bound eggs and cannot feel anything.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    53,731
    5,626
    623
    Jun 24, 2012
    Can you post a picture of her poop? Would be best to keep her in a warm room.

    -Kathy
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by