Mystery illness affecting one of my chickens. Hasn't left nest in 1 wk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sharone, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. sharone

    sharone Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a healthy and active chicken. One day she was sitting in her box all day. I thought she was egg bound. She had her egg and was still sitting in her box. I never see her leave. I left her water in the box and as far as I know that is all she has had for a week.

    Her eyes and comb look good, but she is looking more pale. She is alert and responsive to my visitations and touch.

    At first I thought maybe her crop got too full, but surely this would have worked its way through by now?

    Any ideas what may be wrong and how I could treat her?

    What could transform her from healthy one day to never leaving her box the next???

    I posted this in another category, so please ignore if you see this twice. Thanks for suggestions.

    Sharon
     
  2. sharone

    sharone Out Of The Brooder

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    The consensus in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' seems to be that this is a broody chicken and that she is not sick at all. Thanks!
     

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