What can I do for my hen w/poults? I'm sure she's sick

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by royturkcross, May 10, 2011.

  1. royturkcross

    royturkcross In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2011
    I really like this hen a lot so any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    My RP hen who has 3 younger poults on her side was just fine (nothing abnormal at all) this morning when I fed and did my normal routine. Well when I just went out to feed for the evening my hen is sitting in doorway of the pen. Her mouth is slightly open. She is not breathing hard but there is sound as she breathes. She won't move. Everyone else in the pen seems fine. What could this be? Is there anything I can do? She is my only RP hen and I really hate to lose her. She has had heck with poults and that is why she only has 3 left. All the feed stores just closed for the night also (of course).

  2. harris farm

    harris farm Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    Maybe she is hot. my hens do this when its in the afternoon and really warm.

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