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This isn't normal.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by auntie hattie, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this new Ameraucana and this is how she sleeps. She will put her head in her wing but that doesn't last long because as she goes deeper into sleep her head falls back. So what you are seeing in the picture is her laying on her stomach and her head turned completely around and sticking up in the air.
    Don't know what to think of it. She is perfectly normal in every other way. Weird. Anyone else's chicken do this?


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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Could it be New Castle Disease?
     
  3. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear! I don't know!! I'll look it up. Thanks
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Did you quarantined your new bird for a week to prevent the spread of diseases to your flock? If not then I'd quarantine her immediately
     
  5. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't have any of the other symptoms. I've had her for a week now and she has slept like this everyday. She eats fine and sleeps on a roost at night. She just does this in the day. Everything else seems ok. We just thought it was a funny behavior. Should I still be concerned?
     
  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I would keep an eye on her to see if she's doing alright
     
  7. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't she have other symptoms by now? Man now I'm worried. I got her from a breeder from California. I guess I could ask her if her chickens are sick. She is also a member of this forum.
     
  8. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's just doing it to get attention....[​IMG]
     
  9. auntie hattie

    auntie hattie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm reading about this disease and it sounds really serious. Anybody with any experience with it? I know the picture looks like she is on deaths door but she has been acting fine. I was out most of the day with them today. Anybody give me some help in what to look for and how fast this makes a bird sick?
     
  10. behrable

    behrable Out Of The Brooder

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    believe new castle is an over reaction out here in california
    your bird looks fine to me , just sleeping in an odd way .
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011

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