Young Hen Has Stopped Laying, Throat Pouch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shady hen lane, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. shady hen lane

    shady hen lane Out Of The Brooder

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    My 1 year old Americana has not layer for a month now. She drinks and eats, isn't molting, and is at the bottom of the pecking order. She relies on us to protect her or give her treats, and now her face has sprouted gray white pin feathers and her beard is thin. She hides from the other hens or goes off on her own. what's happening ??? :(

    Also, I have a silver lace Wyandotte that has developed a pouch in between her wattles that is stiff, but she appears to be eating and drinking just fine. Does anyone know what it is, and if so, is it something I should be worried about? Thank you fl.gif
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She is molting, if she has pin feathers. She's probably just a very slow molter.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A picture of the Wyandotte would really help.
     
  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Yes, a pic is a must regarding the "stiff pouch" between her wattles.
    I have 4 SLW's and none of my girls has anything like that.
    I'm baffled right now.
     
  5. shady hen lane

    shady hen lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's both of them [​IMG]
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  6. shady hen lane

    shady hen lane Out Of The Brooder

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    any ideas? I posted the pics.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe a tumor, cyst, or abscess.
    The Easter Egger is definitely molting.
     
  8. shady hen lane

    shady hen lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Would you recommend going to a vet ??
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If there is a vet in your area that sees poultry, go ahead. I, personally, don't take my birds to a vet, but mine aren't really pets...
     
  10. shady hen lane

    shady hen lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright. Thanks for the help.
     

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