New Chicken Girl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by floridagirl, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. floridagirl

    floridagirl New Egg

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    Hello from central Florida!!
    We bought 3 Rhode Island reds today. Got them home and in the coop. 2 are doing great. The 3rd hen would only lay down and act sleepy. I noticed she was pasted so I cleaned her vent. She walked around a for a few minutes, got close to one of the other girls and just laid back down and closed her eyes. Not sure if its just distress from the move and new home or if something more serious. Any suggestions on what to look for and what to do?
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Welcome!

    How old are your chickens? Chicks or hens? The sleepiness is not normal, you could try some electrolytes in their water.
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome from Missouri :frow
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Does she eat and drink well? Was she shipped? maybe she would benefit from some gro gel
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If she continues doing this today I think you should start a thread in the E&D forum section, give us much info as possible: is she eating/drinking, what does her droppings look like etc. Here's a short-cut to the section:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    In the meantime, keep her warm and keep her isolated from the other 2 hens, just to be on the safe side. Good luck and hope it's nothing serious!
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Hi.
     
  10. Diz78

    Diz78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome! Hope ur girl gets better soon!
     

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