In the Brooder
- Mar 19, 2015
Hi! I have a Rhode Island Red hen who my husband just found laying upside down in the food trough! It looks like someone was fighting her for position on the upper roost as there was blood on the walls up there. So, reading here I see that it's not abnormal for that to happen, and that even some people dub their chickens this way. But, what about her laying upside down in the food trough? And when my husband picked her up out of there and put her on the coop floor, she just layed right over. Is that normal? I'm assuming she's a little traumatized by the whole ordeal and maybe it happened pretty recently. Right now we have her in the dog kennel in our heated garage so she can rest for the night. It doesn't seem to be bleeding at all anymore. Anything else I should do? She's in there clucking at my 3 year old who is singing her get well songs lol.