I just got chickens 3 weeks ago and my 1 year old Ameraucana hen is acting funny. She is normally very bossy with the other hens and active. The past few days she has been fairly lethargic, standing in a corner with her head sitting back on her shoulders, if that makes sense. I have been watching her behavior today and yesterday and noticed she will peck at food but spit it out. It's like she wants to eat but just won't. After picking at some food and spitting it out, she spit up green slime. I thought maybe she had an impacted or sour crop so I tried to feed her some olive oil with an eye dropper and feel the crop but it feels empty. She is a little skinny. I can feel her breast bone but it also has muscle around it. I wouldn't say it is sharp. She is pretty alert, runs from me, and still bosses the other hens if they get too close, but sits on the end of the roost alone at night and stands alone. I offered the hens some plain yogurt and vegetable broth and she really liked that and ate some, so I feel a little better but am still very worried. Any suggestions/help? All of the hens have been wormed pretty recently (4 weeks maybe). Also, she hasn't laid in about a week.
Edited by Caitrin - 4/8/12 at 5:41pm