Lethargic hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meriruka, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I hope someone can help....
    Yesterday, one of my (Red Star) hens was walking slowly and sitting down every few minutes as if she needed to rest. She's 9 months old. her comb looks normal, her eyes are clear and she has her normal appetite. I checked to see if she was eggbound (she's not). This morning she perked up and all the hens laid eggs. This afternoon, another hen (1 1/2 yrs) began sitting down every few minutes. I feed them agway layer feed , provide water & calcium at all times and for treats, lettuce, popcorn, sunflower seeds & cheerios. They did not eat anything they shouldn't have and no strange droppings or smells. Does anyone know what's happening?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    So, the first hen is fine, and the second hen is sitting too much , and will probably be fine tomorrow. If they all look normal,smell normal, act normal, I would think they're normal, could it be the heat? I think I would just keep an eye on things for a while, since no one seems to be sick. Maybe its a pecking order thing. You seem to know what to look for if they are sick, and it sounds like you are feeding them right, I hope whatever it is just passes
     
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