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SLEEPY HEN??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rays123, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my RIR hens seems like shes sleepy all the time. she'll stand out in the run by herself like shes to tired to move. any help would be great
     
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    That is a sign something is wrong. I am sorry to say but the typical behavior is very plucky. Try some vitamins/electrolytes in the water and maybe isolate her. Lots of people on here have had the same issue including myself. Some say don't medicate until you can figure out the problem. Are there any other signs? Is her tail pointing down? Is she eating? Pooping? Have you examined her feet and body? I just ask because maybe someone else can help if you give some more information.
     
  3. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illcheck her over tomo and see if there's anything else
     
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    If she is not drinking I would dip her beak in electrolyte water.
     
  5. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked her out and she's very tired it seems and she also seems pale. She is eating and drinking though
     
  6. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    How is your RIR? Is she still listless?
     

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