Melancholy Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mayflower79, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Mayflower79

    Mayflower79 Hatching

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    I am worried about my girl, Roseanne. She is not acting her usual clucky self today. She is shying away from the rest of the flock and not eating. I did see her drinking water. She looks normal. ???[​IMG]
     

  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Songster

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    Is she puffed up? What color is her comb? Has she laid recently?
     
  3. Mayflower79

    Mayflower79 Hatching

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    She is puffed up and her comb is red. I believe she laid yesterday, but it's hard to say if it was her or her sister.
     
  4. Smoochie

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    Usually if a hen is puffed up I put her in a crate with food, bedding, water and a heat lamp to try to diagnosis what is wrong. You should probably check her at night for lice/mites around her vent and neck and check her poop condition. Most have around 50/50 chance once they are puffed up. :(
     

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