White Leghorn has a droopy comb and has stopped laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TTHardegree, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. TTHardegree

    TTHardegree Hatching

    Aug 25, 2014
    My white (8 month old) leghorn has stopped laying, has a floppy comb (more than usual), and is just not acting right. What can I do to help her?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Normally it's one of three things or combination; eggbound, lice/mites, needs to be wormed.
  3. dlschwank

    dlschwank Hatching

    Mar 31, 2012
    My 3 yr. old leghorn also has a droopy comb and is not laying. Although, she is eating well. About 6-8 weeks ago it seemed she was molting (but ever so lightly). At that a time another hen started pecking at her comb - actually drawing blood. I separated the hen that was pecking from the flock for over a week while the leghorn healed. All is well now but she is still not laying. How can I tell if she is egg bound? I had another hen that was egg bound a few years back and she was really sick. My leghorn is not.

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