- Jun 24, 2009
So I am new to the chicken thing and have only two. One of them is a little over a year whom I love dearly. She was a happy chicken until I got her a "buddy", free ranging all day and laying an egg a day. When I introduced her new friend a 3 month pullet she immediatly stopped free ranging and laying eggs altogether. She now and has spent the last two months in the nesting box and rarely moves. I put her down and she will eat and drink a bit and than mosey right on back to her nesting box. I just noticed today when picking her up to get food and water that it actually feels like there is straw stuck in her chest!!?? Could this be? I used it as bedding material for them until today when I switched to wood chips after panicking over her. Do chickens eat straw? can they digest it? What if anything should I do for her?