Chicken Pretending to be Sick???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JudithND, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. JudithND

    JudithND Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, when I checked on my girls this morning one of them was laying flat on the floor and on her side a bit. She had her head on the floor and the wings were limp. I thought she must be on deaths door. I got her limp body out of the coop and put her in a secluded area. Now, later today she is up and running around. I am not sure what was happening. I have seen that limp behavior before and an hour or so later the chicken would be dead. Can someone help me understand what happened to her?
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens lay like that when it is hot outside. Yeah, look dead, but actually very relaxed and comfortable. LOL My son freaked out first time he saw it as he thought "dead" but when he approached, she got up immediately. No, don't think chickens pretend to be sick.

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  3. JudithND

    JudithND Out Of The Brooder

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    That is really weird. So I really thought she was dying because when I scooped her up with a big shovel she was limp and her head, wings, and feet where just hanging. She had fluid coming out of her mouth and butt as the floor was all wet. When I scooped her up she continued to just lay limp. It is not hot at all. We were in the mid 50's over night.
     
  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You obviously did not have the same experience with your chicken that I had with mine. Definitely sounds like your chicken was sick! So sorry, I don't know. [​IMG]
     
  5. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't pretend. She is sick. Dunno what it is. Wish I could help
     
  6. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

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    If she had liquid coming out of her mouth, check her crop.
     
  7. kittykat007

    kittykat007 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken is pooping this!? ***? Is she sick?
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  8. JudithND

    JudithND Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw something similar to that on my sidewalk the other day. Not sure what it was.
     
  9. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a chicken may have eaten way too much grass. I just had a young pullet with impacted, and then sour crop. It took me 2 weeks of agony to get her off of her death bed.
     

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