In the Brooder
- Apr 24, 2017
Hi, all! I'm fairly new to raising chickens and I'm very worried for one of my girls. I have a year old Buff Orpington who is usually the most energetic and entertaining of my small three hen family. However, for the last two days, she's been lethargic and has a decrease in appetite (I first knew something was up when she didn't come sprinting full speed for treats). She has found a spot in the yard and has been lying there most of the day isolated from the other two. Her comb and waddles appear normal in color and she seems alert to her surroundings. I added some electrolytes to her water (not that I've seen her drink any) and gave her a warm soak earlier in case she is egg bound and have been trying to monitor her poop but so far I haven't seen any from her. I plan on giving her Wazine for worms as the woman who sold her to me noted that she has not been wormed yet. I'm just having trouble figuring out what can be the cause to her change in behavior and what I should do to treat her (Google searches are just giving me more anxiety than answers). Is there anything else I can do to help her or can someone help me figure out what is causing her change in behavior? She's very dear to me and it makes me sad seeing her like this. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.