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We have a hen sitting on 9 eggs for about 12 days now, and

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We have a hen sitting on 9 eggs for about 12 days now, and she is acting sick. Her cone is a very pale red and her beak is pale as well. She walks very slow and acts like it is hard for her to move. Her butt is very dirty and she smells horrible!We are new chicken owners and don't know what to do to help her. What do you think is wrong with her. She is eating and drinking but not normal.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

Hi Pam. This is Dr. Hill. I have a few questions for you. What are you feeding? Do your chickens free range? Do you have a rooster too? Are you giving any supplements or medications? What type of chicken?