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Why Is My Hen Being Weird?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DanielB20, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. DanielB20

    DanielB20 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is laying down high up in the garage. She is losing feathers and has not laid eggs in 4 weeks. Can someone please help figure out what is wrong with her???
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she's molting. She would benefit from higher protein feed for a while.
     
  3. DanielB20

    DanielB20 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is only 9 months and she can molt!
     
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    X2 on Hholly's advice. She is molting for sure these are all the signs. It will take her about two full months to finish the process then her feathers will grow back be super pretty, and she will start to lay bigger eggs now that she is older. Hope this helps. :)
     
  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, not that uncommon.
     

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