10 week old EE acting weird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by courtshep, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 week old EE has been acting strange...At night I put all the chicks (all same age) in a large brooder so they will be safe and secure (we are as-we-speak building a coop). During the day she wants to just hang out in there and not eat or drink unless I take her out and put her at the food. When I lifted her she seemed rather light. I picked up one of the other EEs and it felt much heavier, so she is loosing weight. I am stumped. She is not old enough to lay eggs, I have checked her feathers and vent and have not seen any lice or bugs. All the other chickens are fine. Is she depressed? Sick? HELP!!!
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    can you put her in a chick ICU...(aka..small dog or cat carrier) and monitior her feeding...maybe the others are being bullies and not letting her eat...also this way if she is sick hopefully the others will not be affected...try some pedi-lite (sp) or chicken vitimins..hopefully she will perk up
     
  3. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea...I will do that now.
     

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