Hens strange behaviour

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by folly foot, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. folly foot

    folly foot Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently switched our flock to their winter housing, we have a flock of bird of mixed ages from a few months old to over a year. A few days after the move one of our older girls refused to leave, her feathers look mangled and she is suddenly terrified of everyone when she used to act more like a pet than a chicken and loved being around us now we can't even approach her. Any idea what's wrong? (Sorry I hope I did this right)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. If possible, I'd suggest trying to get a hold of her and examine her for signs of injury. Do you think that she is moulting, and hence looking a bit shabby? I'm sure others will be along soon to offer further suggestions. You could try posting on the ER forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/threads/add/forumId/10

    Best wishes
    CT
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Have you noticed the other birds acting aggressive toward her? Do you own any roosters? You should examine her for an kind of injury or sickness.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Was there any other change in the flock with the move? Or all already living together just moved?

    Chickens are individuals and a move is a stress that can have different effects on each.

    Do a thorough exam and post the question under emergencies with as much detail as you can provide and hopefully someone can help solve the dilemma.
     
  6. folly foot

    folly foot Out Of The Brooder

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    All the rest of the flock kept acting the same none of them are aggressive towards each other we have noticed a change in the rooster as well.. he seems to have become lazier and only interacts with the females in the morning.... he's relatively young and only reached maturity in march. is this normal?
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined us! I'm at a loss as to what might be happening so I'll just say best wishes to you and your flock. Hope you get it figured out!
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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