Hen Sitting on hocks, lame, head shaking.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mainechick168, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Mainechick168

    Mainechick168 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an aprox. 7 month old chicken who I just recently noticed is not acting quite right- she is shaking her head and "yawning" a bunch, and seems unsteady on her feet, and is sitting back on her hocks quite a bit. Her poos are a little loose- her vent area is a little messy- She is eatting ok- she ate the scratch with everyone when I put it out this morning.

    I am wondering what this might be? and if there is anything I can do for her?
     
  2. Mainechick168

    Mainechick168 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any advice here? her feathers are ruffled and shes not keeping up with the rest of the group
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a number of things. I would isolate her immediately in a crate with water, food, bedding and a heat lamp. Check her crop, clean her vent, and monitor her droppings. Have you wormed her recently? Check her over for mites and lice (especially around the vent and head).
     

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