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

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    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

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    i;m not sure..but heres a bump up for you..best wishes..Wendy
     

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