UPDATE BR hen takes a few steps, then sits - been doing this all day.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suzpyoung, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Temperance, MI
    She came out of the coop this way this morning - she'll take a couple steps then lay/sit down. She did eat first thing though. As of this afternoon, my husband said she was still exhibiting this behavior. She has been dropping a lot of feathers lately and I figured that is from molting. What could be wrong?

    7:20pm - I went to the coop to check on her and I discovered to my horror that her entire chest is almost bald! What is going on??
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Some will moult almost all at once. Maybe all her energy is going into molting, but it sounds a little extreme. Until you get other suggestions, I would give her some vitamins and up her protein. You may need to isolate to check her stool and keep her warm, depending on where you are.

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