Help! Hen with tail down won't move anymore

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by henney, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rhode Island Red acts like she's sick. She was energetic this morning, ate, and layed her egg. Before we left for the store I noticed she was just standing in the run, 1 hour later when we returned she is in the same spot and won't move. I picked her up and didn't see anything wrong with her. Wonder what could be wrong? Has this happened to anyone's else's chicken? My other hen's are fine.
     
  2. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did she just stop being broody? her legs could still be kinda stiff if she has. otheer than that I don't know what is wrong with her. I have never had that happen to me before.Good Luck
    taylor
     
  3. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's doesn't seem brody. She got right off the nest. I picked her up this afternoon and held her. After I put her down she ate some pebbles off the ground then drank water. She seems to feel better. I think her breakfast didn't digest well. Maybe ate to fast or didn't eat enough grit yesterday.
     
  4. Marfamary

    Marfamary New Egg

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    Check her crop. I just had a hen who was feeling ill and she had/has digested too much grass and her crop has a slight compaction. good luck with her.
     

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