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Lazy Chickens??????? *Please Help!*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4hLuvers, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. 4hLuvers

    4hLuvers In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    Bay Area CA
    Hi everyone,
    we got 2 brand new chickens a couple of weeks ago and they live in a small coop with total access to a large run. The problem is that they dont seem to really move around, scratch or peck very much. We dont think they are sick. What could be wrong with them?????????????????
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Do you know how old they are. Could they be stressed?
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    What kind of chickens did you get - they're not meatbirds are they?
  4. 4hLuvers

    4hLuvers In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    Bay Area CA
    One is a silkie and the other is a polish. They are only about 10 months old. They are still pullets.
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    It could be that they didn't have this type of environment in their previous living arrangement. Throw down some scratch or put out food for them that they have to find. That'll start them going!

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