RIR doesn't feel well and her feet have turned very red

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Debbie Robinson, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Debbie Robinson

    Debbie Robinson Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that one of my hens that I bought in April as a chick, has been moping around the chicken yard and just standing still. I looked at her feet and they are a red/orange color. Entirely different from all my other chickens(20). I know she doesn't feel well, but I don't know what it would be. I have heard of egg bound, but I don't know for sure if this is the problem or not. I don't know how to check out a hen and guess what might be her problem. The feet is what amazes me. Defiantly not the normal color. Any ideas?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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    Do you have any pictures??? It could just be from the cold.
     
  3. Debbie Robinson

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    I just went out and caught her, and her craw is all liquidy feeling. Does that mean that it's empty and she isn't eating?
     
  4. Debbie Robinson

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    No, I don't have any pics, but yesterday I noticed that she seems to be feeling better. There is something very different about her though.....her craw looks like a goiter hanging from her neck. It's like a cow with an utter. It swings as she walks. Any ideas on that one?
     

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