1. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    help, my chicken is losing feathers!!! when she walks she stumbles and walks very low to the ground. none of the chickens are picking on her, and I don't think that she is molting. she isn't drinking much ,and she hasn't layed eggs! if you think you can give me any suggestions or advice than please post. Thank You.
     
  2. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somebody please post!!!!
     
  3. cvchick

    cvchick New Egg

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    It's possible she might have an egg stuck. Have you checked her vent?
     
  4. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, how do you do that?
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    To check for a stuck egg, feel the abdomen. If its hard or you can feel a lump, she may be egg bound. You can also lubricate a finger and stick it gently into the vent and feel for a stuck egg.
     
  6. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its not a stuck egg any other help please!!!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Do you have a small cage or something to put her in so you can
    measure the amount of water she is drinking and the amount of
    feed she is consuming ....... And if you put some Probiotic in to
    the water this will help clear out her digestive system .....
    Next you will be able to more closely monitor her poo .....
    so this isolation your measuring
    Food
    Water with Probiotic
    Observing poo
    And gather the feathers she is losing
    And weigh her for weight loss or gain

    Just a suggestion .....

    Anything funny with my chickens this is my program ..
    You pick yours .......

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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Have you checked her entire body out looking for anything
    out of the ordinary like bugs cuts infection and how is her
    stress level had she been moved or frightened ????


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You might Google limberneck or botulism in chickens. That can cause feathers to easily be pulled out and walking with the head low to the ground. Since it is a neurolgical disease, it may cause stumbling with paralysis of the legs,moving upward to the wings and head. Milder cases should recover.
     
  10. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I will try it
     

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