Sleepy Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brittanylynn, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. brittanylynn

    brittanylynn New Egg

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    I have a Polish Wyandotte mix hen. I got her about a month ago. She has not laid a single egg yet and she was laying at the previous owners. in the last week she has been sleeping a lot even right away in the morning, she will even sleep standing up. she will go in the yard with the other girls and Roo and peck around. I see her eating and drinking all the time. I have also noticed her feathers in the nesting box. I know its Molting Season. do you think its just molting or something more serious?
     
  2. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1, polish are not great layers. My Polish has not laid an egg since the end of July. I probably won't get an egg from her until the end of March or even April. 2, she probably is molting.3, she may still be stressed from the move. Focus on good care and nutrition. She may resume laying after molt, and she may not.
    It might be spring before you see eggs from her.
    How old is she? That will pay a roll as well.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old is she?
    If around 18 months, give or take a couple months, she may be molting.

    Did you do a proper bio quarantine?
    Probably not and she may be fighting off the new organisms she's being exposed to in your existing flock.

    Just the stress of moving can put them off laying...molting birds do often rest more.
     
  4. brittanylynn

    brittanylynn New Egg

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    Her sister moved here with her and I get a egg almost every day. They are Polish, Wyandotte mix. I don't really know how old she is but her sister was molting and now shes back to laying eggs. I brought her in the house, put a kennel in the mud room and shes in there. I gave her Organic feed, and electrolytes in her water.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    This is a duplicate Thread....Same issue....
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    She's with her sister in the mud room?

    Consider biological/medical quarantine:
    BYC Medical Quarantine Article
    Poultry Biosecurity
    BYC 'medical quarantine' search
     

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