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Should I be worried....she not quite normal...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Penny spender, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Penny spender

    Penny spender Just Hatched

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    I just got 6 hens about 2 weeks ago (I'm sure the lady saw a newbie coming - I've got 2 blind in one eye and this poor girl...I had no idea what I was looking for)

    She is much smaller than the others and still peeps. She can't seem to tuck her wings all the way up and if she gets nervous at all, she walks in circles....like circles all day. I don't really know how chickens act, but I know it's different than the others (even the blind ones are far more healthy acting/looking)

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? They sound messed up, almost like a vitamin deficiency.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep, that lady took you for a ride. So sorry you were taken advantage of. IMO, she should not have SOLD either of those three! They should have been culled, or given to you, but not sold. Your best bet would be to get a bottle of Poultry Nutri-Drench. The circle walker has a neurological problem, most likely caused by vitamin deficiency. She might come around if you get her on some vitamins, but... don't ever expect her to be a quality bird, and don't ever hatch chicks from her.
     
  4. Penny spender

    Penny spender Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much. I'll pick up a bottle of nutri drench as soon as I can and get some into her. Maybe all of them?

    When I got there, she had several in a crate already so it was hard to see them. She just lifted them up and said is this one ok? I knew the black one had a bad eye but she's very healthy looking with beautiful feathers. Ah well....I'll do the best I can with them. No roosters here so no need to worry about passing anything on genetically.
     

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