I've heard of beng lazy but come on.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickiemom25, May 19, 2012.

  1. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    My youngest girl is about 10 weeks and getting lazier. She runs if I walk towards her so I know her legs work, but seriously she seems to be getting lazier She likes to lay down and eat at the feeder but while I was watching her this after noon,she was laying in the garden and eating, and would scoot along without standing up to get more pellets. The other 3 girls ranging from 12 weeks to 12 months all stand and eat. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Does this one also happen to be the "runt" of her group? I have one that sits to eat, but she was traumatized and nearly died, so as long as she is growing and able to walk and run, I let her be. I would check for bumble foot or bumble leg... Check with Fred's Hens. He's got lots of experience and a very wide range of knowledge when it comes to chickens. If anyone on BYC gives several different solutions, I look for Fred's advice first. If you don't like his solution, inevitably you will find someone on BYC who raises chickens with similar ideas to you. I'm not saying I agree with Fred on every single thing, but the man knows the business and that's a fact.
     
  3. StormyMoon

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    What kind of chicken is she ?

    I mean her breed?
     
  4. Chickiemom25

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    she is a white plymouth rock. she is the smallest of the 4 ( not by much any more) but the youngest too.
     

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