Skinny hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilyLovesBugs, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure where to post this so, if this isn't the place please tell me. One of my hens is kind of skinny. The rest all are plump, she eats everything the rest do. She seems perfectly healthy other than the fact she's skinny. She eats just as much as the others do. Could this be worms? She is laying about every day.
     
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they all the same breed? Telling the type of chickens you have would help us to help you. I have a welsummer who is skinny but healthy and laying well. She looked average in a flock of welsummers but she really looks petite with BO's and Rocks.

    Is she loosing weight or has she always looked skinny? Can you weigh her?
     
  3. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you look in my signature you can see the breeds. She's Maizie. It seems like she's lost weight. I don't think we have a scale.
     
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know much about your breeds, especially ISA browns; the one thread I have read indicated they have some problems with great but short lived production. Maybe someone else can help you.
     
  5. julianblight101

    julianblight101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Maybe .,..
     
  6. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine lost a percentage of feathers in her molt and looked skinny. You could see some patches around her neck gone but the other areas were just "flattened out". Now that her feathers have come back she look normal. Have you seen more feathers than normal around?
     
  7. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she doesn't look like she's molting, but good idea.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, worms can cause weight loss. But so can other things, like molting. How old is she? Has she ever been wormed?
     

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