My hen is walking around with her wings slightly lifted?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akd23237, May 6, 2008.

  1. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there something wrong with her??? :|
     
  2. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    A couple of mine are doing that now. I don't know where you are, but I attributed it to the heat.

    Someone else much more experienced will help I am sure.

    Ellie
     
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  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    is it hot where you are?
    I'd check her wingpits to see if she has any injuries too.
     
  4. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in Miami, Florida. So yeah, I guess it's hot. I also see her with her beak open a lot. What should I do???
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine do that when they're hot. Just make sure they've got fresh water and I often wet a spot down in the shade for them to lay around in. When it's really hot in the summer I'll fill shallow trays with water and they like to stand in it.
     
  6. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put out a shallow pan of water yeaterday. It's getting terribl hot.
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Shade, water, lots of fresh, cold water. I gave mine cold watermelon yesterday, having read it on here. They loved it.

    They also need the dirt to dig down in to cool themselves off. Others here put frozen pop bottles in their water.

    I have an air conditioner in their coop and misters around their run. [​IMG] But then I live where it is VERY hot. It was 94 degrees yesterday.

    Ellie
     
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  8. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody for your replies!!!
     
  9. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Slifer used to climb into the wading pool and just sit there...THEN we got an air conditioner...she'd sit in front of it all day long. Ds would capture Obelisk and run with her through the sprinkler.
     

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