What's wrong with my hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenman111, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whenever I fed my chickens a few ago I noticed one hen kept losing her balance, her legs would give way a little, and she was using her wing to support herself. Now that they've settled down she's walking good, any ideas on what's wrong. My chickens appear healthy they have red combs, their not laying though. Please any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Visually inspect your birds for lice/mites, especially around the vent area.
     
  3. krissie02

    krissie02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry, I am trying to figure out where to post...

    Narcoleptic chicken? My buff orpington (Buffy) will stay still much of the day and close her eyes. It could be right next to the waterer, out in the yard, anywhere! And she tends to just sleep like 5 min at a time... Does anybody know anything about this? Is she sick?
     
  4. dawg53

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    Inspect her for lice/mites. She probably needs to be wormed.
     
  5. krissie02

    krissie02 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I do that?
     
  6. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That hen died this morning, she was laying in the roost room, her skin looked almost scaly, could that be what killed her.
     

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