- Mar 10, 2008
This is a 6 mos old Buff hen, just started laying a week or so ago, and is not getting better. Goldie hasn't been here 2 weeks and she is suddenly lethargic, seems to have lost weight, and stands off by herself. She has one other BO hen buddy who is acting normal and 5 other hens that she doesn't interact with. She wants to be held or on your lap, and she closes her eyes and seems to almost sleep. The man who sold them all said they'd been wormed a couple months ago, and I'm trying to find some poop of hers to check how it is against the chart on another thread. She is in a long rabbit cage in the coop, gave her electrolytes and vitamins in her water, and will offer her scrambled eggs in the morning. Her comb isn't tall enough to flop, so I don't know if she's dehydrated she seems thin and her crop is empty though. What else can I do to narrow down what is wrong and treat her? She is sweet and cuddly, and we don't want anything to happen to her!