subdued chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennypirate, May 30, 2008.

  1. jennypirate

    jennypirate Hatching

    May 30, 2008
    One of our chickens, who is not yet laying, had been unusually quiet and subdued and has not been eating [​IMG]. This morning I found a soft shelled egg in the pen and the said chicken was eating. At least 3 others are already laying regularly.

    Could this have been what was bothering her or could she have some kind of internal parisite or something?

    Also, how often should I bee worming my chickens?

    Thanks [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It could just be egg production start up issues. I'd keep a close watch on her - she may be fine now that the first egg has passed. Hopefully her next egg will be more normal, and she will continue eating.

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