My chicken is not getting up and I don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dimeandpenny, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Dimeandpenny

    Dimeandpenny New Egg

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    Its been a few days and :(one my hens won't come out of its nesting area and when I try to pick it up it just makes a sound and don't think it's drinking or eating and i don't have a roaster
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Could be broody. You don't need a rooster for that. Can you post a picture of her? How exactly is she acting - sounds, etc?
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    Are you sure it isn't being broody? (wanting to raise a family)

    A roaster? Do you mean for cooking the bird?
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    I think Dimeandpenny meant rooster? Could be wrong.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

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    You're probably right.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    A broody bird will act cranky if you mess with it.
    They won't eat or drink much but they will do so enough to stay alive.
    If it is broody and you don't have fertile eggs to give it, the best course is to break its broodiness by suspending it in a wire bottom cage too allow cool air to reach its underside.
     
  7. Dimeandpenny

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    Yes I meant rooster
     

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