Lazy or just sick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FatChickenlover, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. FatChickenlover

    FatChickenlover Hatching

    Aug 20, 2016
    [​IMG]I'm not sure if my chicken is sick or just lazy. She just lays around all the time. She is also losing a lot of feathers she/and the other nine chickens are pecking/pulling them out? Is she sick or just lazy?[​IMG]
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Not much of a description of symptoms to go off of??
    Sounds hen pecked? Ill, has some sort of virus?

    Describe in detail your chickens issues.....
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    How old is your bird? If she's from spring 15, chances are she's molting.

    Chickens aren't lazy, if they are acting different, there's a reason. Molting can cause a hen to feel poorly.

    but, if you're seeing the other birds actually picking feathers from her, that's not molting. Have you seen that, or just assumed that's what is going on?

    Can you post a picture of her?
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto Dat^^^

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