Help~ Why would she be standing this way??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steffpeck, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have one of my Barred Rock's that is 15 weeks old is standing weird. She is the one standing in the food bowl. Can someone tell me why she is doing it?


    This Blue Wheaten that I had also stood like it to. I did lose her though several weeks ago.

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    kind of hard to tell..but are her legs weak, and hunched under her?
    could you please describe in more detail how she walks?

    describe the droppings...color and consistency.
    have you given chick vitamins?

    are they in with other older chickens?

    have they always been on pine shavings?
    check the crop..especially in the morning before she eats.
    it should be empty, or flat...feel for any lumps or grainy feeling..
    is she eating and drinking like normal?

    have you checked the vent to make sure it is clear?

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