Not Sure What's Wrong...

Mommy2FIve

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Hi all!
I have a Isa Brown hen, who is a little over a year old. Starting yesterday, she has been sitting mostly, when she gets up she acts like she cannot support her body weight. I thought she was egg bound but today we got six eggs (we have 6 hens so that seems right). Her comb is bright, she is drinking and eating, her tail feathers aren't drooping, some of her side wings are droopy... just not walking around and acts so tired. We've been giving them Oyster Shells periodically, and today we added some ACV to their water.

We've had the chickens for over a year now and never had this happen before. All of the other birds are acting fine.

Any ideas??
 

ronott1

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Hi all!
I have a Isa Brown hen, who is a little over a year old. Starting yesterday, she has been sitting mostly, when she gets up she acts like she cannot support her body weight. I thought she was egg bound but today we got six eggs (we have 6 hens so that seems right). Her comb is bright, she is drinking and eating, her tail feathers aren't drooping, some of her side wings are droopy... just not walking around and acts so tired. We've been giving them Oyster Shells periodically, and today we added some ACV to their water.

We've had the chickens for over a year now and never had this happen before. All of the other birds are acting fine.

Any ideas??
Check her vent for mites or other irritation. Often one hen will show symptoms when others do not.

It could be from worms and sometimes from cocci. Adults can still get cocci but they will not usually die from it
 

Mommy2FIve

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Check her vent for mites or other irritation. Often one hen will show symptoms when others do not.

It could be from worms and sometimes from cocci. Adults can still get cocci but they will not usually die from it
Thank you. her vent looked perfect when I checked it last night, nice and pink, no discharge. How do you deal with worms or cocci??
 

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Thank you. her vent looked perfect when I checked it last night, nice and pink, no discharge. How do you deal with worms or cocci??
Do you see blood on any of the eggs?

valbazen for worms and corid for cocci. Look for guides from @casportpony

She is acting like something is hurting her. If it is not egg related or parasites, it could be an injury. Check for something wrong with her legs or thighs.
 

Mommy2FIve

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Do you see blood on any of the eggs?

valbazen for worms and corid for cocci. Look for guides from @casportpony

She is acting like something is hurting her. If it is not egg related or parasites, it could be an injury. Check for something wrong with her legs or thighs.
Yeah, we have no blood in/on the eggs...will look up some info for the worms, etc. Thanks!
 

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