Poor Vana White!!!!!!! Please help her!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AMSpsg18, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. AMSpsg18

    AMSpsg18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken miss Vana White is acting funky. She is a little over a year now and a mixed breed gal. She just recently molted and is now almost acting like she had a stroke or some kind of head truama (walking around really slow and not as fearful of me) she is all fluffed up and her comb is a dark brown redish color. She is sleeping in the nesting boxes and is not as fast as she used to be. I caught her for the first time in over a year and she does have a single egg in there but her tail is raised and she even shakes it from time to time. I have no idea what is going on but she's eatting great and still struts around during the day. I don't have a clue whats up with her. Please help!
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    That sounds like symptoms of a lack of oxygen... it could be a respiratory illness or heart failure... that's a tough one. Is she wheezing or coughing any at all??
     
  3. AMSpsg18

    AMSpsg18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No not at all. and wouldn't she be pale not dark if she was lacking O2?
     
  4. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    walking around fluffed up and sleeping in the nesting box makes me think she's broody.
     
  5. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    weird, mine started doing this very thing this weekend

    She eats good
    she drinks good
    her color is good
    her eyes are bright
    crop is full

    she is wild, but i can actually walk up to her now
    she does not go to roost
    i think she has gone through a slight molt recently.

    but she is just acting funky-- like you said.

    everything seems healthly and correct except for the way she is acting.

    I kept her in a crate for two nights, because she will not go to roost. last night i soaked her in a warm bath.

    nothing seems to change her mood.



    the only thing mine does not do is puff out.
     
  6. AMSpsg18

    AMSpsg18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly It's weird
     
  7. AMSpsg18

    AMSpsg18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so is she broody????
     
  8. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
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    If she was broody wouldn't she stay in one spot?
     
  9. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes they act like that before they go broody. or you may just be seeing her when she is off her nest for a break.
     

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