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I'm new to the Chicken world...I have juvenile barred rocks and I've noticed she lays around on the ground. I make her move and she gets up and moves and then lays back down. I shook her favorite bag of treats and she ate but then she layed back down.
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Originally Posted by Hbarley View Post

I'm new to the Chicken world...I have juvenile barred rocks and I've noticed she lays around on the ground. I make her move and she gets up and moves and then lays back down. I shook her favorite bag of treats and she ate but then she layed back down.

Does she have problem walking? How old is she? Weeks? Do you see any wheezing?
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Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
Spe...
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Doesn't seem to be any other symptoms
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How long has she been laying down? What does her poop look like? Does she drink? Is her crop full?
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Originally Posted by Hbarley View Post

I'm new to the Chicken world...I have juvenile barred rocks and I've noticed she lays around on the ground. I make her move and she gets up and moves and then lays back down. I shook her favorite bag of treats and she ate but then she layed back down.

Does she have problem walking? How old is she? Weeks? Do you see any wheezing?

This one could be important..please provide

 

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How long has she been laying down? What does her poop look like? Does she drink? Is her crop full?

These too.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #6 of 8
It is not normal for a chick to sleep all the time. They should eat, drink, run around and play, eat and drink some more and then crash. After eating the second time her crop should be full.
Edited by enola - 2/22/16 at 2:34pm
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How is your chick?
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She is more active. I think she has gout. Both her feet are swollen looking.
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