young hens acting sleepy

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zoostahl, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. zoostahl

    zoostahl Hatching

    Mar 10, 2011
    We just got 2 pretty 3-month-old girls, barred rock & Americauna. They've been in our coop for a few hours and I've been watching then (keeping my distance since they are probably stressed from the truck ride home).

    They both ate some but the Americauna has mostly been laying down and sleeping. Is this normal? Also I haven't seen them drink any water. Just worried, I've never had hens this young before. Thanks!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2014
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Hopefully they are just tired from having a very difficult day. Have you looked them over or treated for parasites? If they are just tired, tomorrow will be better. Mary
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  3. whittychick

    whittychick Songster

    Jul 28, 2013
    Cape cod
    Oh I hope they're ok! Thinking just stressed out from move? Never seen a chicken do that...are they laying? Be careful of Egg bound

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