Help-strange behavior!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by callmeskipper, May 26, 2010.

  1. callmeskipper

    callmeskipper Out Of The Brooder

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    My (nearly 3 yr old) plymouth barred rock girl is squatting around her coop (not in the nesting boxes) and also laying down in the corner. Resp rate seems a bit higher. Any ideas? I don't want her to die while I am work today. THANKS!!!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Can you check to see if she is eggbound? Is she walking funny like a penguin?
     
  3. callmeskipper

    callmeskipper Out Of The Brooder

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    On second look, she is favoring her left leg; there appears to be a small amount of swelling, and more heat in this leg than the other one. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thank you!!
     
  4. callmeskipper

    callmeskipper Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this sounds pathetic since I have had my girls nearly 3 yrs, but how do I do that? Thank you!
     
  5. millie481

    millie481 Out Of The Brooder

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    bumble foot? maybe. chenck the bottom of her foot. [​IMG]
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could also have an injury or infection in the leg or foot. Somebody holds the chook and the other person takes a good look along the leg. If there is infection she will need antibiotics,
    Sandie
     

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