Chicken acting wierd.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    She just stands there with her feathers fluffed out and her wings partially opened. I dont know what that means! She's been doin it for like two days. Advice anyone?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Has it been hot?
    Obelisk will stand with her wings out when she's hot...and she'll pant too.
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Is she eating and drinking? Is she roosting at night, or is she staying on the floor?
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Poofing like a turkey?
  5. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    try and get her to a cool place and try and get some poultry electrolytes ASAP..
    in a pinch, you can use diluted Pediolyte..(unflavored if possible)
  6. Siler

    Siler Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    Central Indiana
    I came here to find out why my Delilah is doing exactly what the original posted has explained. Ok to explain more my main hen, The General, has always been top hen and she's my little broody. My favorite Austrolorp, Delilah, has suddenly out of nowhere become the one to sit on the nest. She's never sat on the nest like this. Now when I make her get off the nest she makes a sound like a quiet turkey, poofs out her feathers, and does what I call the Turkey Dance.

    Is she trying to be top hen all of a sudden? Is she trying to attract the attention to what is now painfully obvious a new rooster and not a new hen. Recently one of my new chickens is now crowing and painfully obviously a cockerel. Delilah has never shown any interest in being top hen or a broody hen. What gives?
  7. Siler

    Siler Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    Central Indiana
    Shoot. Can someone move this to egglaying and behaviors please?
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    This is a two year old thread by an inactive member. You need to post your own thread in the proper section, Siler. [​IMG]
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