Panting hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erikalee143, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. erikalee143

    erikalee143 New Egg

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    Hi all! I have a hen thats been in the nesting box for about 2 hours now and shes panting and im not sure if shes trying to lay an egg or has one stuck...i tried to check her area back there and she pecked at me so i left her alone...it is however about 83 degrees out but theres a lot of ventilation and they are free range all day til they get back in their coop at night...
     
  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    My buff orpington hen did that a lot, once she was there all day and got over heated and fell down she could not get up, so I took her out of her nest box I got some water she layed in it a while, when got up she was limping she is ok now though. If she already layed an egg I would take her out of the nest box, if she did not lay yet I would get a bin put it outside put some straw in it or pine shavings whatever you use. Hope this helps!
     

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