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Puffed Feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CTGirls, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. CTGirls

    CTGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 11 month old EE. She is just coming out of molt (and hasn't laid eggs since mid December), tonight her feathers were puffed up. She is eating, chattering and acting normal so far. It was late so I didn't get a chance to pick her up and feel her crop, make sure she's not egg bound, etc. Provided that's all normal, How long do you "watch" without trying some sort of treatment?
     
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I typically watch for about 3 days or so. In this weather, it may just be her trying to stay warm. I would still check her crop and feel to make sure she's not egg bound. But most likely, she's probably trying to stay warm. What temperature is it there?
     
  3. CTGirls

    CTGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Temp is about 30.
     

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