Help! So my husband works on a farm and he recently brought home one of the chickens, she was the smallest chicken and the flock were picking on her - they pulled all her feathers on her head out.
I have never had a chicken before, so we set her up with a coop and feed, water ect and she seemed to be doing great. Feather were growing back on her head and all seemed to be improving for her. But the other day I found her on her side, unable to get up. I picked her up put her on her feet and she carried on like nothing had happened. In the last 24 hours or so, she has taken a turn for the worse and is having real issues standing and walking, she stands for a bit, eats and drinks, takes a few steps and then just drops to the floor.
I have never had chickens before so only know what I have read on the internet and advice given to me by a few local chicken owners. I am wondering if it could be a lack of vitamins to something??!!
She is still eating and drinking and generally quite bright eyed.