Hello, I have a young pullet that was on the feed box top when I went to close the chickens up. Originally, I thought she was dead as her neck was drooped over the edge but then she tried to stand when I came over. I picked her up and inspected her, No blood, missing feathers, toes and leg all intact and not broken, full crop but not overly so, and all my others have the same fullness too. Not egg binding either. My question is- is this really shock, if so why on earth was she down when all others were roosting and not a sign of a preadotor anywhere? the wooden box was right beneath her normal roost, and she is an early rooster.
she is shaky and her wings are almost dragging on the ground, she walks like she is drunken. Breathing is very fast. She does hold her head normal and slowly stumbles away from me and my flashlight, she has improved somewhat from when I first found her, but I don't know if that's the chicken "don't let the scary thing see you are hurt" responce. I'm hoping I don't go out and find a dead chicken in the morning. Thanks in advance.
Edited by BantyChooks - 11/27/15 at 3:06pm