Sitting all the time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hamnermitch, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. hamnermitch

    hamnermitch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have nine black Australorp hens that are now about thirteen weeks old. They all seem pretty happy and healthy but one of the hens likes to sit all the time. She will walk around with the others a bit and then just lay down. She doesn't seem to be in pain or have any physical problems. She just walks a bit and sits a bit. The rest don't do that. Anybody know what may be going on with her?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check her for lice or mites, they are hard to see but if you do see them they will most likely be near the vent or under the wings. Treat with poultry dust (farm supply store) or sevin (walmart garden section, red is 5% and green is natural both are good).
     
  3. hamnermitch

    hamnermitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. Checked her very thoroughly and saw no signs of mites or lice. She seems very healthy. I'm beginning to think it may be just a personally trait. She doesn't seem to have anything going on.
     

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