Rhode Island Red, Very skinny, light comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mmoses, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mmoses

    mmoses New Egg

    Feb 18, 2012
    I have 6 RIRs. They are 26weeks old. 2 of them have started laying in the last 2 weeks. They have fresh water from an automatic waterer. They are getting a layer feed.

    One of the hens is very skinny compared to the rest. her comb is very light even compared to the hens that are not laying yet. They have not been de wormed and get the occasional DE dust bath.

    Should I be worried? Is she just the runt? I assume she is getting water and feed(it is always out). Any advice.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida

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