Need help with sick delaware

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Strader, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Strader

    Strader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    i may have an issue with one of my 8 delawares. she is staying away from the others and mostly looking bulky like a turkey. she is not keeping her wings tight up against her body as she should be. havent seen her eat or drink when other hens are running to food. any suggestions. noticed her like this for two days now.
  2. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    It sounds like she is hurting inside; she may be egg bound. Has she been laying eggs lately? My hen acted like yours for several months, but all my treatments wouldn't help, as I later found out she had a tumor inside. Try to feel if there is an egg inside, and offer her some tempting food, along with a dry and warm corner to make her more comfortable and relaxed. There are several helpful threads about this type of issue. I hope you can do something for her.

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