What's wrong with my girl?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by plantoneonme, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. plantoneonme

    plantoneonme In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    My 2 year RIR hen is obviously not feeling well. About 3 days ago her comb began to flop over but she acted normal. Today she is just sitting in the corner and eating very little. She appears weak and just doesn't want to walk around.

    I checked for any parasites and found none.
    I check for egg bound and sour crop and that appears fine.
    Her poop is "normal' and looks the same as the other 2 girls.
    She will get up and pick at food and treats but seems to not care and goes back to sitting in the corner.
    She usually likes to walk around the yard but now just sits in the corner.

    Any ideas as to what is going on and what I should do?

    I should also mention she hasn't laid an egg in over a month now so I thought she was going into a molt but does not appear to be molting either. Thanks Kim
  2. Wild Prime

    Wild Prime Songster

    Nov 4, 2011
    Check to see if she is egg bound. I've had several hens get egg bound and the behavior they displayed is exactly like your hen. I would start feeding her electrolytes, Powerade/Gatorade, yogurt, scrambled eggs, anything to get some nutrition and energy in her. Force feed her if you have to. It could also be worms or any other internal parasite.

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