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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

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    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

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    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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