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Starving hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dieseldog, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Out Of The Brooder

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    My Golden Lace Wyandotte hen started laying a month ago. For the last two weeks she acts like I am starving her. She follows me around the coop and run looking for food. She feels ok, maybe a little lite.
    Worms?
    Addicted to treats?(there is always fermented feed and pellets available).
     
  2. fowlplayy

    fowlplayy New Egg

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    Have you seen her eat anything?
     
  3. cobchickens

    cobchickens New Egg

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    Mine always act like I am starving them-which i'm not. They follow me around like I am the pied piper.... They know who has their food.
     
  4. Dieseldog

    Dieseldog Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, she eats a lot. When I put the FF down she is the first one there and eats all the black sunflower seeds before anyone can get them. If I am feeding treats by hand, she pushes others to get the food. She is always searching for something to eat. Their food bowl is always filled with pellets but I don't see her eating out of it very often.
    Right now she is the only hen laying eggs. I have seven other hens. We are in Massachusetts where the winter has been warmer than normal.
     
  5. fowlplayy

    fowlplayy New Egg

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    How long has she been acting like this? If her droppings are foamy looking or diarrhea she might have roundworms. More symptoms are loosing a lot of weight or having a paler comb and wattles
    Hopefully, and most likely, its just that she prefers treats to pellets.
     

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