Depressed Chicken???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kitkat2498, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. kitkat2498

    kitkat2498 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken (Georgia) whose been acting very strange.Shes always had an attitude,but lately shes been...quiet.She stays inside the coop in a corner.I haven't seen her come out much,I'm not sure how much water and food shes been getting.I tried to get her out,but she fluffs herself up and makes this mean cooing noise.And when I touched her,she bit me and hissed at me.I put the other chicken in front of her,and she got really mad.I managed to get her out once,and she stayed out for a while,then went back inside.Is there something wrong with her?Or is she just depressed?Or maybe shes just being moody....

    Extra Info:
    Rhode Island Red/Rhode Island Red Bantam
    Nine months old
    She started laying at 6-7 months old.Has been laying ever since.
     
  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be broody . . .
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    sounds broody to me too
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - sounds like the typical broody behavior I've read about on this site.
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes typical broody PMS, she may go broody and then again maybe not since this is her first yr. Just give her her space, she won't like the other hens around so if she can be seperated do it and then just watch her. If she breaks put her back with the others.
     
  6. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the broody behavior I see with mine. Take her out of the nest, corner, or wherever she is hunkered down and try to move her out of the coop. There are lots of threads here about broody behavior, how to handle it.

    Good luck.
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have a broody hen.
     

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