Greystone farm

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Hey! My hen Myrdle is acting a bit off. She seems lethargic and quiet. She is also panting a bit and has a pale waddle and comb, but that is probably just the heat. I isolated her with some food and water just to be safe, and she hasn't pooped a lot that I've seen since then. Don't know how much they normally poop though so...? Any help is appreciated! Thanks
 

Greystone farm

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The one pic is of the skin under her feathers..I dunno if its just dust or mites/lice on her skin.
Otherwise she looks pretty good other then maybe some heat stress, but has only pooped that once in the past hour, that I know of. She has been sleeping on my lap as I research, and Myrdle rarely is that snuggly. She is normally more prone to flapping or running off, but not today. Over all, I'm probably just being and overprotective hen momma :) but thx for any help
 

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Should I put her back in with the others? She is still seeming quite tired. I might try free-ranging her to see how she moves with more space.
 

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I am thinking she is just very heat stressed so she is currently chilling inside where it is cooler. I havent seen her drink much though...
 

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I am thinking she is just very heat stressed so she is currently chilling inside where it is cooler. I havent seen her drink much though...
I don't know much about chicken illnesses and such. Are there any chicken vets in your area? Is she itching herself?
 

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