In the Brooder
- Aug 10, 2015
I have a 5 month old Americana mix that has been raised from day one with two siblings that might both be roos, one for sure is. They are bigger than her.... When I go out to coop she is usually perched (just couple inches off ground) and I have to pick her up and put her outside of coop and then she runs around with her friends for a bit, pecking and clucking... But then she will get on a log and usually stay perched there for awhile. I put food and water in front of her and she always goes for it, which makes me think shed not eating/drinking BC she is perched. Seems OK otherwise, they ate on starter/grower but I need to change to layer feed now? They were given corrid when chicks and haven't been around others. I can't see any mites but she's very hard to hold, if she isn't perched on my hand she's flapping her wings and going nuts. And she seems to loose a lot of feathers. Other two are very active and act kinda like Siamese twins!! Is she depressed? Or just special and will need more care to make sure she eats/drinks?