My little girl Roxy is acting strange. Sunday morning she was fine. Ran out of the coop like a crazy girl as always. Pecking at grass. Chatting and following me around.
When it was time to go to bed she was not herself. She came and followed me but very slowly. She is usually the first to come running. She seemed in a daze. Just stood at the coop door staring off into space. When I put her to bed with the others she just stood there...normally she runs to eat. Just very lethargic and zombie-like. When I hold her she is TOO content and closes her eyes.
As of today, she is the same. Yesterday I brought her onto our covered porch and put her in a pen. She will chat a little but just stands around in a daze. Slightly fluffier than usual. Last night she was drinking a little and picking at food but today she has NO interest in eating. She is normally a little piglet for food.
Last week I had 2 chicks come down with cocci and I was informed to treat the whole flock, which I did. All is well except for Roxy.
I am in no way a professional but I did feel around to see if she is egg bound. I was still unsure of what I was feeling for so I felt another hen to compare. She doesn't feel any different...
She DOES free range and I cracked one ofher eggs the other day and it was not as orange as the other egg yolks. She is young and does not lay on a schedule is seems.
I DID notice, however, that the chicken scratch went bad...and my husband had fed them some scratch when he went to visit them a few days in a row...
I do have antibiotics, vitamins/electrolytes, probiotics, a wormer...I just have no idea what this is and what to give her...IF I should even give her anything.
I'm so worried,