Sleepy hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eagle2195, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. eagle2195

    eagle2195 New Egg

    May 24, 2010
    I have what i believe to be a Rhode Island red hen,less then a yr old. She has been acting very tired for about a week or so . Acts very sleepy and is also very "poofy". As in has her feathers all poofed up like maybe she is cold. Does anyone have any idea what may be wrong with her?,,i have brought her inside our house cause the other chickens i have started attacking her.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Google chicken diseases maybe it will help
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Sleepy and poofy are symptoms of general illness in a chicken.

    The first things i would check for are:

    nasal or eye discharge

    crop issues - is her crop full even after having no food all night? does she have bad breath?

    egg issues - if you gently feel of her lower abdomen, do you feel any hardness? Can you see anything unusual at the vent?

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