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Belly Crawling Chicken - Is She Sick?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gotweim, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. gotweim

    gotweim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR that is 9 months old. She is a happy chicken but some days (today for instance) she walks around really crouched down so low that her belly is practically dragging on the ground. When she does this she also slightly wiggles her back end. Sometimes she'll walk sideways while she is doing it. I've checked her bottom and nothing looks blocked or backed up.

    I'm not sure if she is laying or not, I have 7 hens and usually get about 4-5 eggs a day, someone isn't but I'm not sure who. All the poops under the roost look normal as well.

    Has anyone experienced this??
     
  2. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a rooster nearby ?
     
  3. gotweim

    gotweim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have one roo.....
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    it sounds like it might be a hen who is eager for breeding... or some really terrible disease... probably one or the other [​IMG] let's hope she just wants to be a momma.
     

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