1. cedarstump

    cedarstump New Egg

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    Hello,

    I have two buff orpington hens that are the same age, they are about 30 weeks old. Up until now they have been the same size. Today I had to pick both of them up and noticed that one was a lot lighter than the other. Is this an indication that something is wrong with the lighter hen?

    Thanks
     
  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. It may be that one is just going to be larger than the other. But, if you think one is losing weight check for worms ( they really drain the chicken to nothing) or it could be a cold. In that case check for nasal discharge or peculiar breathing. I'm rooting for you.
     
  3. DaniLovesChickens

    DaniLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! [​IMG]

    Check to see if the hens crops are the same. They should be full at night and empty in the morning. If this isn't the case, then there could be a problem.

    Watch to see if they are both eating and drinking the same. Also watch their poop.

    I wouldn't worry too much right now though.

    Let me know any other info/ any other differences in the two hens.


    Good luck!


    I have Buffs too and I absolutely adore them!!! There is a size difference in the 3 of the same age.
     

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