Chicken being docile

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by pamandtony, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. pamandtony

    pamandtony Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our girls seems to not be feeling well. Not wanting to come out of the pen and would not even eat live crickets when offered to her today. I noticed when she finally came out yesterday she stayed away from the others by herself and just walked around slowly.

    Not sure if this is being broody or something else.?

    It has been raining here in NC for the last 4 days and just stopped today
    I brought her in and gave her a bath mainly her backside so I could check it and blow dried her out really good. She seemed to enjoy that.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My old hen used to do that when she was going to lay an egg. Some days she'll stay in the coop for 48hrs. I wouldn't be too concerned.
     
  3. pamandtony

    pamandtony Out Of The Brooder

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    We lost Miss Opal this morning. I was hoping the bath would help. She seemed to enjoy it and perked up a little bit after the blow dry. I wish I knew what happened to her. She was the largest of the flock and has been very healthy looking up to a couple days ago. I have another question-if their crown flops to the side is that a sign of something? Hers was so big I thought it was normal that it did that.
     
  4. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so sorry for your lose! Such sad news [​IMG].
    And yes if her comb was large it would if dropped to one size because of how big and heavy they are. If you look at most big hens/ cockrels their comb hangs to one side. X
     

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