sick chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nickschicks, May 3, 2009.

  1. nickschicks

    nickschicks New Egg

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    my chickens are 1 year old and last week one of them (I have 4)started laying in laying box allllll day. I visited her and she seemed uncomfortable, she made little noises and puffed her feathers up. I finally took her out and put her at her water, she drank and foraged around in the grass for a while then went back to the laying box. Over The course of the next few days she continued to do the same things and I dontthink she is laying any eggs. The other chickens climb right in over ,under,around her to lay their eggs so its hard to say for sure. The topper is now I have another chicken with all of the same symptoms! What should I do for them? Is this a known illness? Thanks for your help! nickschicks
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN Kind of sounds like shes going broody.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Broody is a hormonal change that makes them want to set on eggs until the eggs hatch. You can either sit it out or try to break them. Do a search for breaking broodies here on BYC if you want to stop it.

    And Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
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    I am sure you can find some answers here.
     

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