I have 4 hens, 2 RIR and 2 BR. One of the BR just doesnt seem to be developing as fast as the others. The other 3 are laying and have developed combs/waddles. I noticed that she doesnt eat and dig as much as the others, she just kinda hangs out near them or rests. She doesnt appear to be sick, she jumps around like the rest and acts mostly normal. She almost gets pushed out of the eating area by the rest and she is very schitzy! Any ideas? I got all of them at the same time this past May.
I would agree - she sounds like she is bottom of the pecking order. If you are unsure it might be advisable to worm them if this hasn't been done recently and maybe give them a tonic such as the oregano oil one.
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posted 7 years ago
I use a mixture of DE, garlic powder, and chili powder in their feed to dew orm them, so I dont think she is sick. Shes definitely looks like she is at the bottom of the pecking order based on behavior I see.
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