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Something wrong with one of my RIR Hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sfmac, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. sfmac

    sfmac Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2008
    One of my nearly year old RIRs is very lethargic. Not scratching, clucking, or generally active like all the others. She is also very slow moving and stands in one place for several minutes or more. Thoughts???????
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Could she be egg bound? Does she squat and act as if she's trying to lay an egg? Does her tail go up and down or does she walk like a penguin? All would indicate possible egg bound in which case a nice long warm soak can help.

    Other thought would be worms. Have you wormed her recently? If not, doesn't hurt to try Wazine (added to their water).
  3. harvey

    harvey Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Florida

    Check for mites. Mine acted the same way. Poultry dust and a weeks rest and they were better.

    Good luck

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