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Chicken in roost won't leave

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dvg1025, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Dvg1025

    Dvg1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken that every time I see it it is standing, walking around, or laying in the roosting boxes. I don't know if something is wrong or what and I'm worried that it might not b eating. Of course it might be doing stuff while I'm away from the coop at school and other aftivities... Who knows but I was just wondering about your insights on what's wrong and what to do
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Unsure...how often do you see it? The fact that it is moving is positive I think. Can you catch in and put where there is food and water to see if it will eat and drink?
     
  3. Dvg1025

    Dvg1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I hope the moving is a good sign, I see them about three times a day, and I can always try to shoo it onto the ground with the food
     
  4. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be easier to catch now. probably in on the roost sleeping. Feel her crop, should be food in there and it should be somewhat soft, not hard or impacted. You can also feel her abdomen and make sure she's not egg bound. When some of mine first started to lay they spent alot of time in the nest boxes. They knew something was supposed to happen but not sure what or when.
     
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    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Dvg1025

    Dvg1025 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this whole chicken thing and am not all that comfortable with touching and grabbing the chickens like that. I wish I was cause I don't want to deal with any more chicken deaths than I already have. And I if I do decide to feel its crop, where is I located and how do I tell if it is egg bound and do you have any tips for a "nervous first time chicken handler?"
     
  10. Red Barn Farms

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!





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