- Jan 17, 2015
I have a RIR hen that's acting sick. She was given to me 3 yrs ago as a fully mature hen so she's at least 4yrs old but could be older. She's been one of my best hens. Good layer and very docile. A couple weeks ago I noticed she was hanging out in the coop alone while everyone else was out foraging. She had a messy vent and was walking stiff legged. Her vent has mostly cleared up and she's not hanging out in the coop any more but she just acts stiff. Stiff like someone with bad knees. I'm sure she's not laying. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be wrong with her and what I can do for her?