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Chicken lying down while eating! Lazy or sick?

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Hi guys!

 

  I have three new chicks that I got Friday and are in quarantine.  One of them, a 5+ week old salmon faverolle roo, seems to lie down more than the others.  When I first got them I gave them baths, and he lied down in the bowl of water like he enjoyed it.  He lies down sometimes in the grass.  He will even hunker down while eating!  

 

  His poop looks normal, and when he walks around it looks normal...do you think he's brewing a coccidosis infection?  Should I get some corid now or wait for something more obvious...is he just a weird, lazy boy??

 

 

  Thanks!

We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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We have a dozen different breeds of chickens and we love them all!

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If he has no obvious medical problem, he probably just a lazy boy. If you don't want to let him lie around doing that, set your feeders and waterers on blocks.

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