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Buff Orp acting strange

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by W9 Country Chicks, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. W9 Country Chicks

    W9 Country Chicks Hatching

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    We have a 21 week old Buff Orpington that was acting very strange this evening. After feeding the chicks some garden treats, one of my chickens got all fluffed up and stood very still. She was acting like she was maybe going to lay an egg (We haven't had an egg yet so not sure what the hen acts like before laying). She did poop a couple times and after 10 minutes or so she was back to scatching around.
    Anyone have words of wisdom?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Sounds to me like she just needed to have a healthy poo! Maybe she was a little constipated? If she is back to norm...i wouldnt worry..just watch her for a few days...make sure she is pooing normal.
     

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