New member with a sick Black Sexlink

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Train, Jan 17, 2017.

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    She acts lame. Just mopes around and won't run around with the flock very long. Only gets up when I get her up. She prefers to stay in the coop. Will occasionally eat but not a lot. No physical signs of injury apparent. Not egg bound. The rest of the flock act well but peck at her as she cowers among them when I place her with them. Here she isolates herself in an area under some trees while the rest of the group are out foraging.
     
  2. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you sure she isn't broody?
     
  3. Been about 6 days shes been acting like this. If she was wormy I would think they all would be acting lame. I don't know maybe she is hurt and I just cannot see it?
     
  4. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is she? Has she begun laying?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chicken Train, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! If you think she is sick or injured, a great place to post is in the link below. Be as detailed as possible with all symptoms. Without much to go on it does sound like broodiness is at least a possibility. Hope it's that and not something medical. Best of luck - keep us updated. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X2! On redsoxs's advice. Good luck with your girl. :fl Hopefully it's nothing serious.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Chicken Train [​IMG] Welcome!

    My first thought was also broody and if not, definitely try posting on the Emergencies & Diseases thread to which redsoxs has given you a link.

    Good luck to you and your gal!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you know if she is sitting on any eggs, she may be trying to hatch them. Outside she is a sitting duck for predators. If the others in the flock don't kill her, something else will.
     

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