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help!! is this a symptom?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenman101, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today i noticed one of my hens sort of just standing in one spot while the others scratched and moved around. she sort of had her feathers ruffled up and her chin tucked in like she does when she sleeps except she was just standing there. when i got in ther with her she did snap out of it and start acting normal, but when i would leave i looked and she started again. it was a little cool today but it has been colder and they all have been fine. am i just worrying over nothing or does this sound funny to anyone else.?
     
  2. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a symptom to me - of what...[​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it continues it's most likely a symptom- if not it could possibly just be that she was in a wierd mood. I think it's more likely a symptom of sometihng. Do chickens suffer from depression?
     
  4. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Lethargic and ruffled feathers can be a sign of worms. Have you ever wormed her? If not, I would give Wazine immediately - it's added to their water.
     
  5. Welcome. Could you please tell us the breed of this Chickie.

    I have chickens that simply fluff up and stand around because they are sleepy or digesting. Chickens often just "chill" especially when they free range.

    Just watch her and make sure you take note of her poop. Check for mites or lice and see if she is molting. You can do a search on these three topics. Really you should educate yourself on this because this is part of the chicken world you are going to HAVE to know about.

    Make sure she is eating and drinking and check her crop for fullness or emptiness. One more thing in your examination is to check the other chickies in your flock. Just pick one or two up every morning and give them a looksie. It takes but a minute and it can save your flock.
     
  6. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes a white leghorn
     
  7. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sorry but what is molting? im sorry but im still learning im new at this
     

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