Help! My chicken is acting weird.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xLennyx, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. xLennyx

    xLennyx Out Of The Brooder

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    Betty, my little chicken, is not acting right. She is standing still and doing nothing. She looks fine, nothing seems to be wrong with her no lice or anything. She has a very slow walk and when she stands, its almost like she is hunched when she is sleeping. She is falling asleep and only drinking water. She is normally away from the others doing completely nothing, falling asleep. None of my 6 chickens has laid any eggs, she is one of the 2 that is starting to do that squat thing when I touch her. She just started this today.

    If it helps I changed her feed because none of them were eating their pellets so I changed to a mash.

    I am so worried for little Betty!!! If anyone could help that would be so great [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

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    It's most likely one of two things; eggbound or worms. When you reach down to touch a hen, sometimes they squat. That means they are ready to mate.
     
  3. xLennyx

    xLennyx Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!! This helped a lot. She actually just laid her her first two eggs, two probably from the bounded, and they had no shell, and it was at night as well. Thank you for the help!
     

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