Is My Chicken Sick ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by matts, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. matts

    matts New Egg

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    Hello,
    One of my 10 month old Buff Herrington egg layer chickens has stopped eating or drinking (for 3 days now), and is just sitting in her nest. She had been walking around with ruffled feathers and appears to be breathing faster. She has no sign of any discharge in her eyes, nose or mouth that I`ve heard is a sign of sickness. I quarantined her from the others and have placed water and food directly in front of her nest, but she still hasn`moved. I would appreciate any suggestions,
    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is probably broody, meaning she is going to sit on some eggs until she hatches a baby or two

    this doesn't mean she's sick, she just wants to be a mommy
     

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