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Should I be worried....she not quite normal...

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I just got 6 hens about 2 weeks ago (I'm sure the lady saw a newbie coming - I've got 2 blind in one eye and this poor girl...I had no idea what I was looking for)

She is much smaller than the others and still peeps. She can't seem to tuck her wings all the way up and if she gets nervous at all, she walks in circles....like circles all day. I don't really know how chickens act, but I know it's different than the others (even the blind ones are far more healthy acting/looking)

Anyone have any ideas?
post #2 of 4
How old are they? They sound messed up, almost like a vitamin deficiency.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 4

Yep, that lady took you for a ride.  So sorry you were taken advantage of.  IMO, she should not have SOLD either of those three!  They should have been culled, or given to you, but not sold.  Your best bet would be to get a bottle of Poultry Nutri-Drench.  The circle walker has a neurological problem, most likely caused by vitamin deficiency.  She might come around if you get her on some vitamins, but... don't ever expect her to be a quality bird, and don't ever hatch chicks from her.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #4 of 4
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Thanks so much. I'll pick up a bottle of nutri drench as soon as I can and get some into her. Maybe all of them?

When I got there, she had several in a crate already so it was hard to see them. She just lifted them up and said is this one ok? I knew the black one had a bad eye but she's very healthy looking with beautiful feathers. Ah well....I'll do the best I can with them. No roosters here so no need to worry about passing anything on genetically.
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