Hello! I am new to this site and glad to be here. I originally posted in the introduce myself forum and it was suggested I post it here to see if anyone can help our Chickie. I didn't post my whole post but only the part about Chickie. I would be glad for anyone's suggestions or for someone to tell us directly what exactly to do! Like I said in my other post, I know that my chickens are white and some are red and that, right now anyways, is the extent of my chicken knowledge. I hope to learn a lot more.
Anyways, I'm glad to be here but I do have an immediate problem: Yesterday, I noticed one of the hens limping. I've looked all over your site and find it could be several things - how do i find out for sure? Her legs don't seem broken nor her toes and today she won't even hop or limp. She stays in one spot. Won't eat or drink and just plops down on her tummy and stays there. I don't know what to do.
Would appreciate any help and suggestions. I've put her in a pet cage with some straw away from the other chickens until I know what's wrong with her. She barely peeps when i touch her and doesn't try to get away even. I do hope she'll be OK and I've named her Chickie. (Original, eh?)
Thanks to anyone and all!