my hen is acting realy strange. I'm worried!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jakiee10, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. jakiee10

    jakiee10 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my rhode island red laid her egg as usual but today her egg had a white coating that I could just scrape off or wash off but a soon as she laid it she went off and just sat next to the water. She hasn't sat up to move around like the others. When I went out again to feed them all the other ran to the food while the hen just sat there not finding an intrest. I tried to stand her up but she just sat back down and went to sleep. This is not like her at all just worried
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few things to check her for.

    How is her breathing? Does she have any discharge from nose? (signs of Infectious Bronchitis)

    How old is she?

    Also check out Egg Drop Syndrome 76. See if she continues to lay chalky eggs and if the eggs become misshapen.


    If it were just the white chalky egg, I wouldn't think too much about it. These type of eggs happen from time to time. It's just the bloom in the egg laying process has went through too quickly to give the egg it's shine. But with the other symptoms you mentioned, I would do research to try to help you hen.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Have you checked carefully for mites or lice? Have they been dewormed? Any new birds brought in recently?
     
  4. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. jakiee10

    jakiee10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have not dewormed them and nothing has changed from there routine. All the others seem fine. She did poop a pastle yellow Fluid so I isolated her to take a closer look. Her but is clean and pink and her face is normal. She's just sleeping and drinking water, when I stood her up she gently took a few slow weak steps and sat back down:(
     
  6. jakiee10

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    have not been dewormed so maybe that's it? She pooped a pastale yellow Fluid and only drinks water.
     
  7. jakiee10

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    she is about 8 months old. He nose is fine and her breathing is slow but steady
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    The yellow poop could be a sign of coccidiosis or parasites. If she were my bird I'd run a course of Corid then deworm her with Valbazen or liquid Safeguard for goats and see if she perks up. Then you will have at least ruled out those problems. Chickens are very hard to diagnose at the best of times, most of the time all we can do is start by ruling out the most common possibilities and go from there.
     
  9. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If she's only pooping watery yellow discharge and not eating, she may have sour crop, a yeast infection. Feel her crop. Is it rather full despite her not eating? Is it spongy, rather than firm?

    If she has impacted crop, another possibility, her crop will be mostly empty except for a rock hard lump. She wouldn't feel like eating.

    The fact she's lethargic indicates she is weak and not feeling well. It may be time to go over on the Emergencies forum and post there for some help with this.
     

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