Shaky Hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rotorranch, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Rotorranch

    Rotorranch Out Of The Brooder

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    First time poster here, though I've been lurking quite a while! Great site!

    We've got a pullet that shakes, or quivers constantly. She's done this for several months, ever since being let out of the hatchery. She shows no other signs of illness, lack of energy, appetite, etc. The other pullets from the same brood are all fine, as is the rooster from a different brood. They all stay in the same community coop at night.


    In all the chickens I've raised, I've never had one act like this. Is this something I should be worried about, or is she just "nervous"?

    Rotor
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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    Sounds like nerves. My Bantams kinda vibrates and I think its their heart?? Not sure though.

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  3. Rotorranch

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    Well I guess we'll never know about "Shakey". She disappeared about 4 days ago. [​IMG]

    I've searched all over the property, and have found no evidence of, ahem, Fowl Play. [​IMG]

    I'm wondering if a hawk might have gotten her? I've had dogs get my chickens in the past, and they make a mess. The dogs also don't usually return... Mr. Winchester sees to that. [​IMG]

    Rotor
     

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