Two Year Old Hen not acting right

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  1. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all!
    I'm hoping someone can help me out.
    One of my 2-year old hens all of a sudden started acting strangely. She is not coming in at night. Stays huddled outside the door. We live in Michigan, so this is not good. Of course we go out and get her and bring her in. When she comes in, she huddles under the nest boxes for the night. She is eating and drinking. This has been going on for about 4 nights now.
    Tonight when my husband brought her in, he set her on the roost, and she started shaking her head and closing her eyes.
    Any suggestions? I just cleaned the coop 2 weeks ago. All of the overs (15) seem to be fine.
    She is eating and drinking fine.
    Her bottom is dirty, but I think that's because she's nesting in the straw beneath the nesting boxes instead of on the roost. I've looked her over and can not see a single thing wrong with her.
    Thanks!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Can you bring her in so you can see what her poop looks like? Did you check her crop? When was she wormed last?
     
  3. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give them natural wormers all the time. Her poo looks a little "grainy". I brought her in last night, cleaned her up, and kept her in for the night. She's eating and drinking fine.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Have you ever had a fecal exam done for your chickens?
     

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