Chicken won’t eat and hangs out by herself

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aleta haase, Dec 8, 2018 at 10:03 AM.

  1. Aleta haase

    Aleta haase Hatching

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    Have a chicken that won’t eat walk around. She just hangs out in one area and sits. Doesn’t hang out with other chickens.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    What kind of chicken? He or she?
     
  3. Aleta haase

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    I don’t know it’s my wife’s chicken.
     
  4. Broody Bist

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    Do you think maybe she has gone broody?? What does she do when you try to touch her?
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    That would be all the explanation needed here. It would also explain the chickens personality problem here..

    Also PLEASE do not tell my wife I said this!
     
  6. Aleta haase

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    She let’s me touch her. She use run off or peck me. She now just stands in one place.
     
  7. Cragg Klefor

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    :welcome
    Lots more info needed before anyone will be able to help you out here.

    What age, what do you feed your flock, male/female, any recent changes to flock or diet, have they been tested for worms, is the chicken's crop empty in the mornings first thing?
    you will need to try get them to drink first and foremost and to eat. When did they stop eating?drinking?
    What is their poop like?

    If you could answer as many questions as possible it will really help. Also photos of said chicken and poop if possible please!
     
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  8. Aleta haase

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    She’s 2 years old. We feed her scratch and peck feed.
    She hasn’t been wormed. I haven’t seen her poop.
     

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  9. Aleta haase

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    She is an Easter egger
     
  10. Cragg Klefor

    Cragg Klefor Songster

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    Thank you for the photo and details.
    She doesn't look good IMO. Do you have any poultry vitamins on hand? It looks like she would need something right away. Can you bring her inside or somewhere warm? Do you know when she last laid?
     
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