How to deal with a listless hen
I have a small flock of 5 different breeds, all hens. One hen has become listless, not coming off the roost or hanging around in the corners of the coop and/or the outside the fenced-in area of 500 sq ft. She has small to almost negligible wattles, and I am afraid she will starve to death. Is there anything I should be doing for her?
Boulder County Colorado poultry
When we have a chicken acting this way, it is usually sick, and the other chickens begin picking on it. I would suggest that you separate her from the other hens, maybe putting her in a small pen where you can monitor her feed intake. Then I would suggest getting some antibiotics (Aureomycin) and placing them as directed in her water. See how she responds.
Aureomycin is usually available at most feed stores and is a good general antibiotic. If Aureomycin is not available, there are other antibiotics out there—just make certain whatever you use is labeled for poultry.