Sick hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fdehaven, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. fdehaven

    fdehaven In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Woodland, PA
    I have a hen that is not acting normal. She is slow moving and last night I noticed her comb was more purple than red.
    She is eating and drinking and even walking around the yard with the others.
    Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
    I know this may not be enough information but any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.....
    Thanks for any information.

  2. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Songster

    Sep 10, 2011
    My chickens has been acting slugish too and no one is giving me any answers.... [​IMG]
  3. Grimy Girl

    Grimy Girl Hatching

    Mar 15, 2009
    I have experience with a hen that was acting sluggish too. I discovered that she had mites. I would never have even noticed because they are so small and the live near the feather shaft and you wouldnt see them. I noticed tiny little bugs crawling on my arms after feeding them and then on the outside of the hen house but it took a few days to make the connection. I thought it was a spider egg hatching because i had never seen mites before. Anyway, one of my birds was getting so weak she wouldnt hop up on her roost, seem off balance and would allow me to pick her up which was out of character for her. Sad to say she died... still not sure if it was from the mites but i know that mites can make them weak.

    if you think they have mites this link was helpful.

    I am sure there are a lot of things that can cause them to act that way.

    hope this is helpful

  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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