Chicken Looking Sick or Old?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cavbudg, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Cavbudg

    Cavbudg New Egg

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    Hi,

    My 4 year old White Leghorn x New Hampshire is suddenly acting weird. She has her neck tucked in, her tail is dropping slightly, she's loosing some appetite, she's less active and her comb has gone a bit pale and floppy. I do live in Australia and so it's summer and beginning to get hot but my chooks have never done anything like this and they have water 24/7. Also, is her beak a bit overgrown? Any ideas?
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    Thanks.
     
  2. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im Not sure but I have a 2 month old polish chick doing the same thing
     
  3. cash money

    cash money Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like old
     
  4. masloozinit76

    masloozinit76 Out Of The Brooder

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    A floppy comb usually indicates they aren't feeling well. As does ruffling feathers and pulling in the neck. I would isolate her, watch her poop, monitor her eating and drinking, listen to her breathing. I would give her some vitamins and see if it perks her up.
     

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