In the Brooder
- May 17, 2015
Today my favorite laying hen passed on, and I was wondering if we could brainstorm on reasons why. For the past few weeks she hasn't been laying right if at all, and the eggs she did lay were small, whites only. I just thought it was because she was getting older, 3-4 years old. Then yesterday she sat at the waterer and drank a huge amount of water, I was concerned so i put them out to forage away from the water. I checked up on her several hours later and she was breathing heavy and not responding to touch or voice, so i put her in the coop and called it n evening. This morning she was lying on the coop floor. I'm concerned she could have had a disease and will spread it to my other hen and my two pullets. so any ideas on what happened and if it could pass on?