Best pullet seems sickly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JediJinx, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. JediJinx

    JediJinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not having much luck finding a thorough symptom checklist anywhere on the web. The pullet is about 4 months old, vaccinated for mareks as a chick. Very healthy up till today, she seems very sleepy. Her eyes close and she seems to be falling asleep just standing there. Eyes are not swollen. No injuries. No respiratory symptoms, no warts or anything. I offered bread crumbs and she ate some so she is still eating. ?? We have lost all the other chickens from this hatch to predators, she is the only one left - was planning to show her.
     
  2. katelk

    katelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she is the only bird you have left? Perhaps depression? Chickens are very social animals. They need to not be alone.
     
  3. JediJinx

    JediJinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not alone, but her best buddy got eaten by a coyote earlier this week. Perhaps she is sad and moping. She also has started picking on all the others in the coop. Its like she is ticked off about it. I have them penned up until we finish their new run. Poor girl.

    Also, I have read up on feeding spoiled veggies, not a good idea, she had been eating a few overripe tomatoes. No more.
     

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