Lazy girl or sick???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by denanner13, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. denanner13

    denanner13 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 8 week old RIR hens has the dropsies. She's a bit smaller than the others, but she's eating & drinking OK. We got these babies at 3 days old & this one is always either resting or sleeping. I've seen her run, jump & play & doesn't appear to be in pain. She just spends most of her time lying down. Is this normal for some birds?
     
  2. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont think it is normal. If the rest of your birds are OK perhaps she has some internal thing going on? Like a birth defect? I am suspecting that later at egg laying time the truth may come out...like an internal layer or something. Watch her and enjoy her as a "special pet" while you can! Terri O
     

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