Off lay, moulting and empty crop...PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pecob, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Pecob

    Pecob Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens have stopped laying for 6 weeks now, she is moulting badly and isn't eating anything. What should I do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Chickens do not lay eggs when they are molting. I would give her scrambled eggs, tuna, or moistened chicken feed to get her to eat. She needs a boost in her protein. Molts are very hard on some chickens. Check her crop for emptying in the morning, check her for mites and lice, and after she completes her molt, I would probably worm her (don't do this during a molt.)
     
  3. Pecob

    Pecob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice! I will let you know what happens :)
     
  4. Pecob

    Pecob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you soo much for the advice, it has worked amazingly well! She has perked up and is eating the scrambled egg in particular! Thank you! :D
     

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