Orp is distress - new layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Vargas Chics, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. The Vargas Chics

    The Vargas Chics Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2008
    My chickens are just beginning to lay and my Orp is having big problems. She has now layed 2 eggs but has bloody feathers by her vent and is acting lethargic. Is it normal for some chickens to have a hard time laying in the beginning? What should I do, I'm new to the chicken world and can not find any info on how to help her. Do I wash her up? Seperate her from the others? Please help, my chickens bring me much pleasure and I hate to see them in distress. Thanks
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i;m not sure..but heres a bump up for you..best wishes..Wendy

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