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I have 27 chickens total, seven of which I got from a Tractor Supply store when they were chicks. Those original 7 are now 7 1/2 months old. One of those whom I call No Neck will not get up and move around, she doesn't even sit like a normal chicken. Instead of sitting with the legs underneath her, she sits on her actual behind with her legs sticking out. I tried to soak her in warm water last night in case she was possibly egg bound, then put her back outside. I checked this morning and nothing has changed. She is awake and alert, just will not move. They have excess to water and food at all times, but she refuses to come out of the coop for either one. If I put water directly in front of her she will drink it, however that's the only way she will. Any ideas? I'm starting to worry.
This was noticed yesterday when my SO left them out.
Definitely make sure to put apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp to a gallon. Some times chickens are born with genetic defectscto that is probably it.
VERY gently feel her chest to see if she's gg bound, check her vent, see if you can dislodge it. Whatever you do don't break the gg inside of her. It is like said probably a birth defect but keep forcing her to eat and drink all you can and see if she out grows it. Hope that helped!
I will try it again, i have never had an issue until now and she has been laying everyday for about a month and a half now. she doesnt have her tail underneath her and like i said she wont go to the food and water herself but if i pick her up and put her right in front of it she will eat and drink well. I have one main waterer...
it wont bother the other chickens if i put it in there will it?
on another note i havent seen her physically poop, but i did check her behind and it isnt blocking anything from coming out either. I was feeling her chest eailer and i dont feel anything hard, she just feels a little bloated..however i havent been able to get ahold of one of the others like her to see if thats just how they feel. its not rock hard, but not real squishy either. not really sure exactly how they should feel. im a new chicken owner.
natash92 like I said, try the molasses and the apple cider vinegar, it wont probably wont work because I think it is a birth defect. It depends on how connected you are. If you can't part with it, you will have to have a feed and water pan right beside it always. If you have money running out your ears then you might consider taking it to a chicken vet, (I don't know if that's an actual thing.) And see what it is or if its a chick that was born with a bone that isn't right.
As for you McBrown7513, if you have a docile rooster he should mount, but maybe not the aggressive hens all the time. Maybe if you have a rooster in between docile and aggressive, and make sure you play with the chicks a lot. Remember a docile hen breed with a docile rooster, the chicks won't always be docile. Especially if you don't tame them down. It doesn't really matter a whole lot as long as you tame the chicks really good. Basically, just make sure you tame the chicks.